Thursday, 20 July 2017

Matariki Celebrations

We have been learning about the importance of Matariki over the past month.  Matariki is a small cluster of seven stars that appear in late May or early June and is also known as the Maori New Year. 
It is a time when friends and family gather together and share kai, stories, waiata and making traditional Maori crafts.  

In Kowhai we created these cool stars using a variety of different art techniques and patterns as we learned about what Matariki is and how it is celebrated.  
As a school we celebrated Matariki with a hangi.  
We invited our school community to join us.   A huge thank you to the Couch  family for their help and guidance to make this happen.  It was delicious.

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