When Matariki disappears in the sky and then reappears, it marks a very special time in the Māori Calendar as each star in the Marariki cluster has links to an aspect of our environment. You can read more about them here.
We've spent time in our whānau groups across the school learning about the different stars and also connecting with all our teachers and peers. Here, some of us were learning about Waitā, the star that looks after ocean creatures, and creating musical rhythms to represent the animals. We used rakau sticks to create musical beats that represent different animals. It was wonderful to work with seniors from across the school.
We also learned about how Matariki is a time to celebrate with our whānau. We made some whare (house) that show our whānau and the Matariki stars shinning in the sky.