Sunday, 3 June 2018

Pasifika Language Week

What an amazing time we had last week celebrating Pasifika Language Week at Bromley School!

Charles kicked it all off for us by bringing in his tupenu that he wears to Church and on special occasions to share with us!  

On Tuesday, a group of Pītau 1 children made sapa suey (chop suey) which everyone enjoyed sampling!  There was even enough left over for some of our brothers and sisters to try too.

Faafetai lava to our very talented Mrs Tongiaso, who came in to teach us the Samoan alphabet.  Click on the link below to see how we did!

Throughout the week, other children brought in some of their taonga that was special to their culture...

Mālō 'aupito to Tolini (Charles' mum) who popped in one morning to teach us how to say the days of the week correctly in Tongan as well as a couple of phrases!

Some of our Pasifika children were fortunate enough to go on a wee trip to Te Waka Unua School on Thursday to celebrate alongside some other schools from our area.  We were very proud of Sonny who put in a huge amount of passion when was chosen to help lead Mili!

Finally on Friday we ended the week with a Pasifika themed mufti day which was a lot of fun.  
Faafetai lava to Leonie (Leonie's Nanna) who came in to teach us lots of Samoan words, phrases, songs and even brought some ula fala for the teine as well as koko laisa for everyone to try!!

A huge Thank You to Mrs Tongiaso for all of her help, effort and resources that she shared with us!  Thank you for making this such a hugely successful and enjoyable week!

We are excited to continue on our journey to discover more about the Pacific languages and cultures as well as practising the new words and phrases that we have learnt on a regular basis.