Mālō e lelei! (Hello)
We are having a great time up in PlaNet Pasifika Discovery Centre with our current StoryPlace programme, Celebrating Pasifika. This programme has been specifically developed to align with Pacific Language Week activities, and we have been so fortunate to work with members of both our regional ECE and Pasifika communities to shape the content.
We have had a lot of fun celebrating our Cook Islands Māori and Tongan communities through play, dance, music, stories and songs so far. We are so looking forward to our upcoming Samoan, Tuvaluan, Fijian, Niuean and Tokelauan weeks too.
Here are some pictures showing some of the fun and learning that has been taking place for tamariki (children), kaiako (teachers) and kaitiaki (caregivers) with the facilitation of our wonderful StoryPlace hosts:
Malo ‘aupito (thank you) to Toru Fetū Kindergarten, Fanau Pasifika Kindergarten, Matiti Tokelau Akonga Kamata, Seini Vaka, Manuila Tausi, Joy Sipeli, Sai Lealea, Tai Tamariki Kindergarten, the Wellington City Council Pacific Advisory Group, and Caroline Mareko from Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens.
We look forward to seeing you at a session soon!
Mou o aa! (Farewell)