Friday 1st June
What a finish to our Samoan Language week. It started off with a wonderful community breakfast of Koko Alaisa. Pride does not even begin to express the feelings of all of those in the hall for the closing ceremony. Each studio presented their learning for the week in their own unique way. There were some wonderful performances. It was closed off beautifully with a Siva and Sasa performance by the Samoan Bilingual Unit followed by a song with Mr Vaniah Toloa. Thank you to Vaniah for coming along to perform and to the tamaiti of the Samoan Bilingual unit for such an amazing week sharing their culture with pride. A final thank you has to go to Mrs Louise Fleming, Whaea Tanya Ieremia and Ese Aumalesulu – their dedication to their tamaiti and the school is incredible! Thank you for all you do!
Wednesday 30th May
Vaniah Toloa – an international music artist of Samoan and Tokelauan decent spent some time today with the Samoan Bilingual Unit. Needless to say everyone was star struck! Thank you Vaniah for taking the time to spend with our tamaiti! It has definitely created a life time memory for them all.
Yumm!!! Our Samoan Bilingual Unit cooked up an extraordinary lunch for the whole school today. Every single tamaiti enjoyed a taster lunch of; chop suey, palusami, rice, falai pisupo, panakeke, poi (banana smoothie) and taro. Thank you to our Samoan Bilinigual Unit and their aiga for an amazing lunch!
Tuesday 29th May 2018
Today has been another day full of workshops run by our tamaiti. WOW! The tamaiti of CPS are learning simple Samoan phrases, games like Sei Sei pogaiv, being read to in Samoan and lots more!
Monday 28th May 2018
Talofa Lava!! What a morning here at CPS. We had a wonderful assembly this morning to open Samoan Language Week. The Samoan bilingual unit welcomed our guest speaker Mr Alama Ieremia (Former international rugby player for Samoa & New Zealand, and now a NZ Rugby Union coach) to officially open our week.
Here are some photos of our tamaiti from the Samoan Unit out in the school today teaching workshops. They are reading Samoan books, singing songs, teaching our tamaiti colours, greetings and much more in Samoan.
“Alofa atu nei. Alofa mai taeao”