Our friends from Aotearoa came to visit us

After travelling to Aotearoa last year,it was our turn to receive our guest! Thierry KOUMOETINI and the group TAKITOA prepared a welcoming ceremony at the Faaa airport.Our Maori firends stayed in the house of the family RURUA .After that,they went to Moorea to visit the Puna Reo.The children and the parents received them and organised a meal . The Puna… Read more »

Présentation of the movie to the town council

The mayor ,Raymon Van Bastoler started the town council with the representatives of the association Puna Reo Piha’e’ina who came to present the outcome of our trip in New Zealand trough a movie. The movie shown in the front of the town council allowed  the elected members to have a better understanding of the  initiative of our association ,its commitment… Read more »

Présentation of our movie to the assembly

Projection du film de voyage

The Puna Reo presented  the  movie about its   New-Zealand trip ,inside one of the Assembly rooms ,with the presence of Jean Marius RAAPOTO,president of the education territorial committee and some representatives of the educational and cultural sectors.   The reception of the documentary was very favourable ,a lot of emotions was felt about our maori experience in New-Zealand ,at Papa… Read more »

The Puna Reo received by the president of the assembly

Dans le bureau du Président de l'Assemblée

The Puna Reo  offered Jacqui Drollet ,President of the French Polynesia Assembly ,a DVD  that contains a account of picturing about our experience with the Maori immersion education. We had the opportunity to discuss about certain details  that could be taken account to implement a strategie to create some  pilot child care centers.  

Nice end for the holiday camp 2011

Spectacle de fin de coloie

  After one full  month ,the holiday center ended in a magnificent     way. Last friday,in the enchanting surrounding  of the Marae Pererau , the kids and some parents experienced the research of the polynesian ancestors  trough some explanations and archaelogy digs. They were having fun in handling the shovel and the brush in order to find stones and coal that… Read more »

A poem for Hepa

  Haruru otu’i mai nei te reo tavevovevo e: Résonne lourdement un echo : A thunderid voice echoes heavily Ua mate… Ua mate… Ua mate… Il nous a quitté, quitté, quitté… He’s gone, gone, gone…. Ua mate teie Tamaiti ! Ua mate teie Mootua! Ua mate teie Hoa iti ! Ua mate teie ‘Aito iti  no te ‘Âti Te Arawa!… Read more »

travel report and societal questioonning

{jcomments on}PDF : 2011 New Zealand journey and societal questionning

Puna Reo visited New Zealand, and lived there a strong cultural experience. This travel took place at the invitation of Papa Ariki Morehu, rangatira of Te Arawa tribe, in Rotorua region, of over 50,000 Maori.  Dozens of kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and universities contributed for us to live extraordinary moments, and we met some of their administrative and cultural leaders.

The Puna Reo was shown a vibrant Maori culture, respectful of its past, rooted in modernity, with societal projects, social and economic achievements, and above all a projection into the future of Maori’s youth leaving the education system with the tools to face the modern world and the desire to be actors and drivers of their New Zealand Society.

This report presents this experience, resulting identity issues, and witnesses a successful Maori education, as well as their offering to us of their pedagogical tools and know-how. Will we know how to accept those gifts ?

Press release:”we are in favor of the abolition of the “CAPES Reo Maohi”!

{jcomments on}With all the events seen during the last days in the media concerning the CAPES Reo Maohi ,the Puna Reo is wondering ,and would like to ask all people  who are fighting for the protection of their language and the culture  to think deeply about the best ways to do it. First of all,the CAPES Reo Maohi do not… Read more »

The educational aproach through the culture

Archeologist Paul Niva in front of Ofai Tama Marae

The Puna Reo association suggest an educational approach through the culture and particularly with the marae.The concerned structure is the marae Ofai Tama.The marae have to be considered as a learning object desecrated and demystified ,so that the kids conceptualize the structure like a crucial element of their ancestral patrimony. This educational project will be led in colaboration with four… Read more »