Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tongan - First Language Group

Last Friday the Tongan children got together to work on a resource booklet for our teachers to use during 'Tongan Language Week'.  They are going to teach the teachers some Tongan words to use in their classrooms. 
The children are all excited about taking part in our very first 'Tongan Language Week' project.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pacific Island Readers - Tupu Series

Today the Samoan and Tongan children used some of the wonderful books in the Tupu series to read to the younger children. The children love these readers and we are sad that the Education Ministry has now stopped producing them. They are such a powerful resource for the children. We have some in our school library so the children can take them home and read them with their parents and grandparents. To read something in your first language is such a powerful tool.