Celebrating Matariki

Issue: Volume 97, Number 12

Posted: 11 July 2018
Reference #: 1H9jaZ

Golden Kids Early Learning Centre, Takaka, Golden Bay, held their annual Matariki celebration on June 29.

Teacher Sage Andrews says the centre studied the nine stars of Matariki and the meanings behind each of them in preparation for the celebration.

“We learnt new waiata, using poi and tī rākau and were very excited to share our new skills with all of our whānau. We had also been busy preparing a big feast of soups, whetū biscuits, cakes and bread to share with everyone on our special night.”

The centre’s Matariki celebration also involved a variety of light-related art and activities such as fluorescent artwork, fire poi and light sculptures.

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 12:23 PM, 11 July 2018

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