This is the season of the celebration
Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of 7 tiny stars.
It signifies the Maori New Year.
Matariki happens every year in Winter-time.
We enjoy our Maori teacher, Whaea Trish, coming to our room every Wednesday.
She taught us about what Matariki means. Alice had made Trish a gift of a flax flower for Matariki.
Whaea Trish taught us a Maori song.
Alice had also made a model of the 7 stars representing the 7 sisters. She used lollipop sticks decorated with glitter and pipe cleaners. Very creative Alice!
She had also made flax flowers for Miss Kim, Mrs. G and me. Thank you Alice.
Breeze read us the story of Matariki.
We all enjoyed learning about and celebrating Matariki with Whaea Trish, didn't we! :)