STAND Values Get a Make-Over
Kia ora, greetings!
What’s happening on our mural wall? Earlier this year we investigated Maori translations for our STAND Values. You already know what they are in English...
Never give up
Do the right thing
...and you can see from the photo that we’ve translated Aim high as Whaia te iti kahurangi, and Do the right thing as Tikanga. You can see the remaining translations at the top of this newsletter.
You may be guessing that translating from one language to another is not always straightforward. For example, you might think whaia te iti kahurangi, looks like a mouthful just to say ‘aim high’, and you’d be right. What we’ve done is put the values into a Maori context rather than trying to simply find a convenient word. In this case whaia te iti kahurangi is part of proverb or whakatauiki. The full whakatauiki is:
"Whaia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei"
"Seek that which is most precious, if you should bow let it be to a lofty mountain"
which we think is a pretty awesome way of saying ‘aim high’.
Similarly tikanga refers to the ‘the way we do things around here’; our methods, our rules, our way of being correct or right.
The full picture will be up soon and we will enjoy teaching our children the STAND values in te reo Maori. We are planning a small ceremony to bless and welcome the Maori STAND values as part of our celebration of Matariki - the Maori New Year - on Friday 15 June at lunchtime. We hope you will join us for that.
Two Friendly Reminders
1. The drop-off zone in the carpark is becoming congested again on these cold and wet days when more parents are using cars to bring children to school. Please, please, please use it as a pull-through space, not a parking area. We understand it is a bit more congested than usual with the tradies’ vehicles but they have promised the building work will be finished by the end of next week so be patient and, hey, tikanga - Do the right thing!
2. Food choices in school lunchboxes. Please refresh your memory about what foods and drinks we do, and don’t, allow at school. We’ve had a few problems with children bringing lollies and sugary drinks to school lately. See the information in this newsletter or find it under School Lunches on the A-Z on our school website; www.wakefield.school.nz
I couldn’t resist snapping our lovely five year olds and Mrs D. taking their study of snails onto the court this morning. Come to our assembly this Friday afternoon to find out more!
Have a beaut week.
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Event Timing: Friday 9th & Saturday 10th November 2018
Event Address: Edward Street, Wakefield School
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