Monday, October 19, 2015

Niuean Language Week: Vagahau Niue 2015

Fakaaue fakamua ke he Atua ha ko e haana tau levekiaga kia tautolu oti. Ko e faahi tapu nei, ko e faahi tapu he Vagahau Niue.
This week is Niuean Language Week. Here is a short video of what we did here at our school to celebrate. This year also marks a special event. One hundred years ago 150 Niuean men left Niue and joined New Zealand troops in World War 1.

Thank you Mrs Lagitupu who organised our children into the Niuean group and got them to practice during the holidays too.

Niue Group Item 2015 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.


Mr Webb and Room Three said...

Miss Lavakula
Thank you so much for this amazing post. I really enjoyed watching it - it is such a positive thing to see students so proud of their heritage and culture and having the opportunity to express themselves in a positive way. We don't have a lot of students who are Niuean at our school, in fact we have 200 students and we have 1 student from a Pacifica Background so seeing the effort from the students is a particularly strong image - I miss it all very, very much. Thank you so much for sharing with this post. Its really made me nostalgic for some 'old' days long ago when I was so fortunate to teach in a special place in Auckland and to see the images, hear the sounds and see the pride of the students is extremely special. Thank you so much.
Mr Webb and Room Three, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki,

Room 8@Pt England School said...

Thank you Mr Webb and Room 3 for your lovely comment.
This year also marked a special year because it's been 100 years since Niue had sent 150 soldiers to fight alongside New Zealand in World War I.
We wish you all a great rest of term!

From Miss Lavakula and Room 8@Pt England School, Auckland

Vagahau Niue Trust said...

OUE TULOU, Ms Lavakula & Room 8 @PtEngland School!

On behalf of VAGAHAU NIUE TRUST, fakaaue lahi atu for your contribution to the Vagahau Niue Language Week. Thank you for celebrating our language. With collective effort, we can stem the tide that forges against us, so that Vagahau Niue does not disappear.

Room 8, you rock! We look forward to working together with you next year! Please, if you need any assistance, matutaki mai!

Again, Ms Lavakula & Room 8, OUE TULOU ATU!

Tau liogi fakaaue, Pefi Kingi
pp Vagahau Niue Trust

Lote Talagi said...

This was so awesome. Well done kids! and your teacher Ms Lavakula. Kia tumau ke leveki moe fakaaoga e vagahau Niue ma tau fanau.

Jahzara said...

cool good job