Kia ora – Hi
Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools
1.1 Greet, farewell, and thank people and respond to greetings and acknowledgements.
- use and respond to formal and informal greetings.
At the end of this lesson, students can:
Whakarongo - Listening: Recognise and understand simple, familiar spoken words, phrases, and sentences.
Kōrero - Speaking: Imitate the pronunciation, intonation, stress, and rhythm of te reo Māori words, phrases, and sentences.
In this roll call exercise, greet each student in Māori using ‘Kia ora’, for example, ‘Kia ora Sarah’.
The students should respond by saying ‘Kia ora (Ms/Mrs/Mr) _________.’
After a few days introduce ‘Tēnā koe’ as an alternative greeting when calling the roll. Note that this is more formal than ‘Kia ora’.
Use the greetings around the playground and to greet visitors to the room, for example, ‘Tēnā koe Ms Smith’.
Language to use
|Tēnā koe||More formal form of hello, to one person|
|Tēnā kōrua||Greeting to two people|
|Tēnā koutou||Greeting to three or more people|
|Tēnā koe e hoa||Hello friend|
|Tēnā koe Sarah||Hello Sarah|
|Tēnā koutou tamariki mā||Hello children (three or more)|
Use Kia ora for thank you, or to praise, for example ‘Kia ora Sian’, Well done Sian!