Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Matariki

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On Thursday 17th June we celebrated Matariki, Maori New Year. We got busy in the kitchen and made a boil-up and Maori Bread. Arvay, our Maori Advisor came to help us make the bread - thanks Arvay. We learned a lot about keeping our dough just right to cook. Next we planted a Pohutukawa tree in memory of our friend and Professional Practice Manager Megan. Caitlin sang a special Pohutukawa tree song for us and Amy was quite moved by the song, tino pai to mahi (Nice work) tamariki ma. We then performed Kotahitanga for our families - it was great and lots of our new tamariki picked up the actions and danced very well. Next up was kai time, we shared our feast with our families which was delicious. What a busy Matariki celebration.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful celebration you all had for Matariki. I loved that you planted a tree in memory of your friend Megan and I thought the kotahitanga was awesome, the actions and dancing were done with such enthusiasm.
From Camille(Saoirse's Mammy)