mokopuna

mokopuna

(ˌməʊkəʊˈpuːnə)
n
NZ a grandchild or young person
[Māori]
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Te Whariki: He whariki matauranga mo nga mokopuna o Aotearo: Early childhood curriculum.
'Kia maumahara ko ngA mokopuna "he kAkano i ruia mai i RangiAtea'" (MoE, 1996, p.
While Rose was not a fluent speaker of te reo Maori, her childhood and family experience was of an extended whanau that included her brothers, sisters, their children, cousins and friends and of course her own children and mokopuna. Rose was Ngati Pakapaka of Rangitane iwi.
In Aotearoa New Zealand, the early childhood education curriculum Te Whariki, He whariki matauranga mo nga mokopuna o Aotearoa (New Zealand Ministry of Education, 1996) is bicultural, sociocultural, holistic, and honouring of both indigeneity and children's home languages and cultures.
Our mokopuna (grandchildren) still cannot hear, see, feel, taste, and know that their culture, language, and ways of being are valued and appreciated by all early childhood centres in Aotearoa/New Zealand, a fact evidenced in the research of Clark and Grey (2010), ERO (2008, 2010), and others.
For many participants, it was their tamariki or mokopuna who inspired them to stop smoking.
His Maori grandmother Millie still lives in Kaikohe and she has roped all her bowls club friends into cheering on her 'mokopuna' (grandchild).
When we arrived (at the prearranged time) he had popped out to drop his mokopuna [grandchild] somewhere locally.
In David versus Goliath manner, the community also--kuia, kaumatua, sons and daughters, rangatahi and mokopuna, even those still to be born and already swelling their mothers' bellies, rallied its resources.