Weymouth Primary School

COOK ISLANDS LANGUAGE WEEK 2019

29 JULY - 3 AUGUST 

On the week of 29 July - 3 August, Weymouth Primary School celebrated Cook Island Language Week. This year’s theme was "Taku reo, taau toi: ora te reo” which means "My Torch, Your Adze: The language lives”. The week started with an opening assembly where we all stood up and Miss Joseph lead us in a prayer. After that we sang the Cook Island National Anthem together and we were briefed on how the week would proceed. Throughout the week, all classes were engaged in activities related to the language and culture of the Cook Islands. The Rangi team made some paper tivaevae patterns using bright and beautiful colours. Some classes had the opportunity to listen to some great stories in Cook Islands as they were read to by older students. Messages over the speaker were broadcasted daily to help with pronunciation and to learn numbers, months, days and phrases in Cook Islands. On Friday everyone was treated with tonati! The donuts were so soft, sweet and delightful. In the afternoon we had our closing assembly where classes and teams shared their learning from the week. Our Pasifika group performed for us and were dressed in amazing costumes. What a great way to end and exciting week! Meitaki Maata from RJ, Vaydem and Roshelle - Room 20