Te Reo Māori ...

Nau mai haere mai ki te wharangi reo Māori o ruma B5.
Welcome to room B5's Māori language page.
Throughout the year we will upload Te Reo Māori waiata (songs), words and phrases as well as links to online resources we use in class.
Waiata - Songs
Counting in Māori ...

E Ihowā Atua - New Zealand National Anthem ...

E Ihowā Atua, 
(Oh Lord, God)
O ngā iwi mātou rā,
(Of nations and of us too)
Āta whakarongona;
(Listen to us)
Me aroha noa
(Cherish us)
Kia hua ko te pai;
(Let goodness) flourish,
Kia tau tō atawhai;
(May your blessings flow)
Manaakitia mai
(Defend)
Aotearoa

Teaching the Colours - Mā is White ...


Greetings ...



Kīana tīmatanga - Basic phrases

Here are some simple Māori phrases you may hear in our classroom ...

Tēnā koē (1 person)
Tēnā korua (to 2 people)
Tēnā koutou (to more than 2 people)
Formal personal greeting any time of day

Ata mārie koutou tamariki mā
Good morning (to 3 or more children)

Tēnā koutou i tēnei ahiahi
Good afternoon (to 3 or more people)

Ko "full name" ahau
My "name" is…

Haere ra "name"
Goodbye (when one person is leaving and you are staying)

Ka rawe! Tino pai kē!
Too much

Ka pai
Great

Tino pai
Very good

Kia kaha
Be strong/ give it heaps

Homai he awhiawhi
Give me a hug

Tino pai o mahi “name”  
Your work is great/good job “name”

Ka pai te waiata* tamariki ma
Good singing* children  (*this word can be changed to whatever activity the children are doing e.g. peita/painting, honohono/sharing, whakarongo/listening, korero/talking etc)


Maku e awhi i a koe "name"
I will help you "name"

Haere mai ki ahau tamariki ma
Come to me children

E noho ki runga i te whāriki*
Sit on the mat*  (*this word can be changed with turu/chair or papa/floor)

Whakapiripiri ō ringaringa
Put your hands together

Haere mai ki te whāriki tamariki ma
Come to the mat children

Ko te wa whakapai te ruma
It’s tidy up time

E tu ki runga tamariki ma
Stand up children

Haere ki te horoi ngā ringaringa tamariki ma
Go and wash hands children

Ko te wa kai o te ata
It’s morning tea time