Making Sunday their mum’s Day

Thursday 7 May 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education


Making Sunday their mum’s Day
Grace Tangaroa with her Mother's Day card. 20050602aroa. 20050601

For the Cook Islands, this Sunday is Mother’s day.

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.”