Tag: Oral Language

My Pepeha

LI: To write and say our Pepeha.

A Pepeha is introducing yourself in Maori. You introduce others who you are by sharing people, who your grandparents are, where they are from, and what year they came to New Zealand. For example, my ancestors are from Tonga, Ha’apai, my grandparents are Sela and Alamoti, and my ancestors came to New Zealand in the year, 1950. Writing a Pepeha could help us get to know more about each other, when getting to know others is helpful because it could help us strengthen our connections with others, create a sense of trust and make new friends.

I found this activity helpful because this could help us know more about each other and form friendships.