Wednesday, 8 June 2016



Matariki is the celebration of the Maori New Year. Matariki is a star cluster that appears in early winter and disappears in Autumn when it is too close to the Sun.

In Atawhai we celebrated the start of Matariki by creating our own stars using collage:


The stars are hanging in Atawhai. Come in and see them!



The children have also...

...listened to the story of 'The Seven Sisters' read by the author 

Toni Rolleston-Cummins.
You can visit the story here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKL6V69RLxo

They were later quizzed on their new found knowledge...


How much do you know about Matariki?

Take the Quiz— (from the Christchurch city Library)

Yes! It is interactive...


Can you find it in the night sky?
( the teachers have been unsuccessful thus far!!!)











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