Term 3 - Week 3
Welcome to our Cook Islands Language Week Celebration at Flat Bush School
Flat Bush School Kuki Airani opening for language week
Here are some photos of our opening on Monite e toru e Aukute 2020. The staff look beautiful in their Cook Island wear and the children look amazing in their colourful clothes and ei katus.
The theme for 2020 ‘Kia puavai to tatou Reo Maori Kuki Airani i Aotearoa.’
The reading from the Bible. Well done!
Mr Avatea - Our Principal
Te Atua mou e (God is Truth)
15 Stars song sung by Flat Bush School students
We really enjoyed the Cook Island songs and had a fun time.
Keep an eye out for photos of a performance from Manurewa High School, who came to Flat Bush Monite avatea (Monday afternoon).
This poster was created by Janet Akai from CIDANZ for the 2020 Cook Islands Language week. A special mention to the Cook Islands Teachers and Educators Collective NZ members who discussed and decided on the theme for 2020.
Cook Islands Singing Practice at Flat Bush School
Our Cook Island tamariki have been practicing different Cook Island songs during lunch times. They have been working very hard and sound amazing. Special thanks to Mariatoru Tupou, Mrs Tupou, Miss Ann O and Freemantle for teaching the children these Cook Island songs. Below are some recordings of these songs with the words, so you can sing along if you want to.
Here is a recording of some of our Flat Bush tamariki singing 'Aere aere'.
My God Loves Me
Here is a recording of some of our Flat Bush tamariki singing 'My God Loves Me'.
Here is a recording of some Cook Islands students singing a Cook Island hymn.
Here is a recording of some Cook Islands students singing a popular song.
Cook Island Resource
Thank you to our colleague Bryan Leilua and the Manurewa RTLB Cluster 12 for all of their hard work and kindness in sharing. This resource provides us all with learning experiences for next week and many more weeks to follow.