This is one of the official languages of New Zealand. Learning it is not optional. All students should be given more than just the basics of Te reo. It is important that students experience te reo across the curriculum and across their lives, so that they;
- develop skills and an appreciation of the reo
- develop an understanding of the benefits of being bi-lingual
- contribute to keeping the language alive
If you want to learn te reo there are numerous online options for you and plenty of online dictionaries to support you. Google has a translator that works reasonably well for words and short phrases.
There are also a number of iOS and Android apps that you can install on your devices to use to help you learn te reo.
Search the Play Store or iTunes store for “te reo” or te reo maori
Re Moriori (the language)
Do you want to learn some Re Moriori? Click below and go and have a look at the examples of Re Moriori?
Free Education resources unit-plans
If you are doing a unit on settlement with your kids, consider doing the Misty Skies unit as part of your studies. It makes a nice comparison with the settlement of New Zealand. The difference on Rekohu is that the Europeans came before the Maori, and after the Moriori. Have a look, its fascinating and kids love it. This is something completely new for them and gets them away from the ‘same old stuff’ that some teachers tend to teach for their Treaty topics.
To download unit plan templates in each curriculum area, simply go to the appropriate curriculum area by clicking on one of the links to the left. Each curriculum page has a drop-down list containing all of the unit plan templates….(for free)…..