Friday, 23 June 2017

Matariki Dawn Ceremony and Celebration Day

A day of celebrations. Starting early in the morning before the sun rose to say hello to a new day. Kids, Parents, Family members and Teachers gathered in the hall to welcome the Māori New Year. Following the ceremony a breakfast was served. The kai was enjoyed by all!
After a big (and early) start to the day, the celebrations continued throughout the classrooms, we learnt about Matariki and the Seven Stars, traditional Māori games such as Titi Torea (Stick Games), Māori action songs, and we created some fantastic art based on Māori designs.

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