School re­alises acts of car­ing

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By KRISTIN BEALE

Win­tec jour­nal­ism stu­dent Toko­roa North School thor­oughly em­braced Maori lan­guage week as the stu­dents learnt about man­aak­i­tanga, the act of car­ing.

The val­ues of man­aaki­tia te tinana (car­ing for our­selves), man­aaki­tia te whenua (car­ing for our en­vi­ron­ment), man­aaki­tia tetahi ki tetahi ( car­ing for oth­ers), man­aaki­tia te manuhiri ( car­ing for vis­i­tors) and man­aaki­tia te reo Maori ( car­ing for our lan­guage), were the fo­cus for each day of the week.

Wed­nes­day saw stu­dents take part in Canaak­i­tanga Day, where each child brought a can of food to school to do­nate to the Sal­va­tion Army Food­bank.

North School teacher Stephani Pre­ston, said Canaak­i­tanga Day taught chil­dren to give to those less for­tu­nate.

Around 300 cans were col­lected and Sal­va­tion Army com­mu­nity min­istries man­ager, Colin Bri­dle, was ex­cited and thank­ful to pass them on.

‘‘ It’s im­por­tant be­cause these food parcels are the first step in help­ing to sup­port the peo­ple who need help.’’

The week also in­cluded learn­ing about Maori gods, play­ing tra­di­tional Maori games, cook­ing kai, and lean­ing te reo phrases.

CAN FOR GOOD: Toko­roa North School’s Myles Phayer, 6, shows man­aak­i­tanga by pre­sent­ing Canaak­i­tanga Day cans to the Sal­va­tion Army’s Colin Bri­dle.

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