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I can show Manaakitanga Chellenge

27 Jul 2022

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At mat time we did a demonstration about hand washing because we want to practice how to do it properly because germs are not for sharing.

Our team has started a Manaakitanga board. This means we acknowledge the kind things our children are doing through a visual display. This helps develp our children's Mana. What is Mana? you ask. Manaakitanga –is the act of how we care, support, and enhance the mana (inherited strength and potential) of our Tamariki (children) and their whānau (families). Manaakitanga is the value of caring for others, uplifting them, supporting them, make them feel at home and loved. In a Māori worldview manaakitanga means the intention of, ‘uplifting the inherited strength and potential of people.’

By lifting the mana of others, our mana also is lifted. (noun) prestige, authority, control, power, influence, status, spiritual power, charisma - mana is a supernatural force in a person, place or object. Mana goes hand in hand with tapu, one affecting the other. Tapu meaning sacred. Our children/Tamariki are sacred.