We had a fantastic week celebrating Māori language week. As always, our Ako Timatanga learners were keen to practise their Māori pronunciation and learn new phrases. To celebrate the week, we were fortunate to have several special guests come into Ako Timatanga and share their learning with us. Jo O’Neale taught us about bone carving and the time-consuming process of transforming bone into one of her beautiful masterpieces. Bill Deed also took the time to share with us local Māori myths and legends, which was very informative to the students and teachers! Along with our special guests, we also took the time to share our own stories and taonga with one another. Ensuring we all had a special taonga to remember our time in Ako Timatanga, we used green salt dough to mimic pounamu and each sculptured a meaningful creation. We capped off our rich learning week by reading Māori myths and legends with our buddy class to promote tuakana-teina. Tino pai Ako Timatanga tamariki for all your perseverance with speaking Māori and tēnā koutou to all of our lovely visitors that contributed to an action packed te reo Māori week!