Thursday, 7 April 2016

Mihis

Lots of classes have been hard at working preparing their mihis!

A mihi is an introduction in Te Reo. It links you to a mountain, a river, a waka, an iwi/tribe and introduces your family and yourself. It helps others to make connections with you.

Here are some examples from around the school:





Spotlight on Me! Week 10

Sanisha from Room 7
Age: 6





What country/city do you come from?
Australia

Why did you come to New Zealand?
A very long holiday.

Where were your parents born?
The Philippines

What traditions do your culture celebrate/have?
Australian New Year and Philippines New Year.

What do you eat in your culture?
Sushi and noodles

What's your favourite thing about New Zealand?
 Going to the pool.


Sebastian from Room 7
Age: 6





What country/city do you come from?
South Africa

Why did you come to New Zealand?
Because I like going from island to island.

Where were your parents born?
England and South Africa

What do you eat in your culture?
Pasta

What's your favourite thing about New Zealand?
 Going to  my first school.



Marianne from Room 18

Age: 10




What country/city do you come from?
Philippines

Where were your parents born?
Both in the Philippines

Where were your grandparents born?
Philippines

What traditions do your culture celebrate/have?
Christmas, birthdays and Easter.

What do you eat in your culture?
Noodles

What's your favourite thing about New Zealand?
 Nature and School.



Charlie from Room 18


Age: 9




What country/city do you come from?
Masterton

Where were your parents born?
NZ

What traditions do your culture celebrate/have?
Matariki, birthdays.

What do you eat in your culture?
Healthy food

What's your favourite thing about New Zealand?
I like the All Blacks and playing rugby



Tane from Room 13
Age: 7





What country/city do you come from?
Christchurch

What traditions do your culture celebrate/have?
Christmas

What do you eat in your culture?
Everything

What's your favourite thing about New Zealand?
 Nature



Bobby from Room 13
Age: 8





What country/city do you come from?
New Plymouth

Why did you come to Christchurch?
Mum's softball team is based here.

Where were your parents born?
Mum in New Plymouth and Dad in Invercargill

What traditions do your culture celebrate/have?
Christmas, birthdays, Halloween and Easter.

What do you eat in your culture?
Hangi

What's your favourite thing about New Zealand?
 It's beautiful