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2 December 2020
Thursday 7 May 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education
Grace Tangaroa with her Mother's Day card. 20050602aroa. 20050601
Apii Avarua pupil Raeyaan Narayan says he will cook his mum Reshmi scrambled eggs with toast for breakfast.
“We will take her to lunch and fishing, and I will help with the dishes and mop the floor. My mum is kind, funny, good looking and is a hard worker at the Bank of the Cook Islands.”
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Narayan’s year 5 classroom was alive with excited chatter,the snip snip of scissors and brightly coloured paper and pens, yesterday morning.
With heads bent down, the students were hard at work on their Mother’s Day card creations.
Teacher Metua Vavia said the kids have been working on their designs since Friday and were thrilled and animated about the project.
“They have come up with wonderful and different card and nice poems for their mothers,” said Vavia.
The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother.
Jarvis wanted to honour her mother and set aside a day for all mothers, because she believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.
Kids and families all over the globe make time to acknowledge and treat their mothers on this special day.
My Mum Reshmi Raeyaan Narayan.
Mum you twinkle like a diamond in the sky on a dark clear night.
You smell like a gardenia flower that blooms in the morning.
You are beautiful, good looking, smart and unique.
You always help me whenever I get hurt
I love you with all my heart.
Happy Mother’s Day Mum.
My mother Narita Reaia Arai
The colourful frangipani flowers remind me of your beautiful smile.
A blooming tiare maori reminds me of your smooth skin
When I am worried, I always look up to you to support me
When I am sad you make me laugh
When I am lonely you give me company
The sky is so high so as my love for you Mum,
Happy Mother’s Day, love Reia.
For my mum Deborah Pukerua Leo Nand
Mum you are beautiful like a red rose
Your smile reminds me of a beautiful unique orchid
Your hair reminds me of a bright shooting star
You always smell like a million dollar perfume
Your eyes twinkle like the stars in the sky
You shine like a precious diamond everyday
For my Mum Jacob Tapaitau
To other people
You are a… friend, sister, mate, daughter, wife and a mother
But to me, you are my everything.
Thank you for loving me for who I am
With all my love, Happy Mother’s day.
For my mother Ngatoko Rongo
Toku metua vaine
E roti muramura
Kua puera i te popongi
Tapa ia e te au
Maata atura tona manea
Tairi te kakara
Ei maruangas no toku ngakau
Ko koe rai e taku Metua vaine
Te roti o toku pukuatu.
Grace Tangaroa: “My mother Vaine is beautiful, I will cook her breakfast on Sunday morning. She is also kind and helpful.”
Tungane Tearii: “My mother is Maru Moo, she is kind and loves flowers. It would be nice to have her favourite food which is pā‘ua, on Sunday.”
Everlyn Are: “I’ve made a card for my mother. She is beautiful and I love her with all my heart. My mother is good, she loves healthy food.”
Nelson Atiau: “My mum is good to me, she is nice, I’ve made a nice card for her. I will cook her breakfast on Sunday.”