Mālō e lelei! Hello! 


September 1st – 7th was Tongan Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga, with a focus on ‘A Tongan Perspective of Enriching Aotearoa, New Zealand’ - Fakakoloa 'o Aotearoa 'aki 'a e Tauhi Fonua.


Our Tongan immersion early learning centre, Kidsfirst Niu celebrated the week with vibrant Tongan attire, coconut shaving and traditional fare - with a special puaka spit roast prepared as part of a shared lunch. 


Check out our photo gallery of  their celebrations... 


All smiles despite a rainy day for Tongan Language Week celebrations at Kidsfirst Niu.


Each child could have a go at turning the puaka spit roast. 


A fun day of traditional Tongan celebrations at Kidsfirst Niu.


A child plays to the camera in front of the Tongan flag.


Traditional attire for Tongan Language week. 


A puaka spit roast part of traditional Tongan celebrations.


Kidsfirst Niu teacher, Latu Filiai with the children.


Kidsfirst Niu teacher, Makeleta Mohi and head teacher, Caroline Eatwell-McKeogh.


(Above and below) Children have a go at traditional coconut shaving.





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Email: betterbecause@kidsfirst.org.nz

Phone: 03 338 1303 or 0800 4 KIDSFIRST  (0800 454 373)

Postal Details: Kidsfirst Kindergartens, PO Box 8089, Christchurch 8440

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