Friday, 25 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
The correct procedure, custom, way of doing things. Eg Karakia, powhiri.
The pōwhiri (or pōhiri) is the welcoming ceremony on a marae.
Tangata whenua
tangata whenua are the local people who are connected to the marae, either though genealogy or by association.
Visitors to a marae.
Tūrangawaewae give you a home base on a marae. This includes rights and obligations.
Relationship, sense of family connection. Beloning.
Care for a person's well being. This includes the respect given to elders.
Means love. Aroha can mean respect, concern, hosptality, and the process on giving.

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is……...

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