Our experiences at RSS
Writing an introduction - Here are examples of opening sentences
Arisha - Ladies and gentlemen...here is my speech.
Fraser - Hello everyone I am here to talk about my experiences at RSS...
Sam - Children, teachers, whānau and David give me your ears...
Jamie - My name is blah blah blah and this is a speech about RSS... and I'm going to be talking about year 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Harrison - For the people that don't no me, my name is Harrison. And I'm going to tell you about the experience that I've had at RSS.
Quentin - I believe that this School needs more children with inspiring minds.
Logan - My name is Logan and I know that this School has more potential...
Peara - Hi my name is Peara, I'm here to talk about how far I've come with my learning...
Introduction Success Criteria
Grab the audiences attention
Purpose - Why you are there
The length: You need about 3-4 sentences for an introduction.
We could start with an inspiring quote or whakatauki (Proverb) - Here are some examples...
Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou
ka ora ai te iwi
With your food basket and my food basket
the people will thrive
He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
What is the most important thing in the world?
It is people! It is people! It is people!
Whāia te iti kahurangi
Ki te tūohu koe, me he maunga teitei
Pursue excellence – should you stumble, let it be to a lofty mountain
He toa taumata rau
Bravery has many resting places
Te toka tu moana
The rock standing in the ocean
Toitu he whenua, whatungarongaro he tangata
The land is permanent, man disappears
Toku reo toku ohooho
My Language, my awakening
Aroha mai, aroha atu
Love towards us, love going out from us
Kia mau koe ki nga kupu o ou tupuna
Hold fast to the words of your ancestors
Ahakoa iti, he pounamu
Although it is small, it is of greenstone
Me te koteo mau kupenga
Like the post which the net is attached
He reo kihikihi
The cicada language
E iti noa ana, na te aroha
Though my present be small, my love goes with it
Waiho ma te tangata e mihi
Let someone else acknowledge your virtues
Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa
Let us keep close together, not wide apart
Me he manu motu i te mahanga
Like a bird escaped from a snare
Toku toa, he toa rangatira
My bravery is inherited from the chief who were my forebears
Noku te whenua, o oku tupuna
The land is mine, inherited from my ancestors
He iti te toki e rite ana ki te tangata
A little adze can do as much work as a man
Kia mau ki to MaoritangaHold fast to your culture