Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Holiday Reading Challenge Day 5 Activity 1

Today I did the first activity of day 5 for the summer learning journey, for it I had to translate some phrases from Maori to English and for others English to Maori.

Nau mai ki Aotearoa.
Welcome to New Zealand

____ is my name.
Ko toku ingoa

What is your name?
He aha to ingoa?

He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutupaoro.
I like to play rugby.

Where do you come from?
No hea koe?


  1. Hi Alex,

    Ruby here from the Summer Learning Journey team!

    Great work with this activity. It's important to have an understanding of te reo Maori because the language is native only to New Zealand and we have to keep it alive.
    Remember to add your name to the sentence Ko _______ toku ingoa, otherwise it will not make any sense!

    Could you tell me something you like to do in Maori? For example, I like to play the piano. In Maori that is: He pai taku ki te takaro i te piana.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog over the summer.

  2. Hello Alex
    Well done on completing this summer learning journey activity. You did a great job translating those phrases and I like how you wrote the translated words underneath so it's easier to see. Keep up the good work.