Monday, September 10, 2018

Tongan celebration.

Tongan Language Week

Last week was Tongan language week.
On Monday we had a school assembly
and we started off with the Tongan
National anthem and a hiva (a Tongan song).
The Tongan parents were singing  with pride
and the parents felt emotional.
Then, Sofele’s dad, Mr. Fatai said a
prayer for
a blessing to the kids in our school.
Next we played the New Zealand
National anthem and then  two of
the Kia Manawanui came and talked
to us all about Tonga and in the end
Mr.Fatai came and said a pray to end
this assembly.
On Wednesday we had Tongan games
at lunchtime and there were four
different types of Tongan games
and it was fun. Friday was the end the
of the Tongan language week. The classes
were getting ready and it was time for the
assembly. It started with the Tongan
 National anthem and next we sang the
New Zealand National anthem and
Mr. Fatai said a prayer to start.
Next Room 1 and Room 6 sung a
Tongan song and Room 8 showed us
their Tapa posters. We sung the
happy birthday song to two birthday girls.
It was Christine from Rm 6 and
Lily from Rm 6, then we ended
it with a Tongan prayer. At lunchtime
the whole school had a Tongan feast!
I had Pig, potato salad and sapa’sui.
The chocolate cake was delicious!!

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