This weekend - the 4th June – marks the beginning of Matariki. On Friday at Kindergarten, we celebrated this event with our children and their Whanau by holding a breakfast. Donna was working super-fast to prepare delicious smoothies, scrambled eggs, porridge, fruit salad, beans, toast and jam, yoghurt and cereals – thanks Donna!
Matariki is one of the most significant celebrations in the Maori calendar; it is the indigenous New Year.
Matariki runs from the 4th June to 4th July, with many other activities and events being held locally in our community.
Thank you to all the Whanau, parents, grandparents and everyone that came to help us celebrate. It was wonderful to see everyone and share this experience with you. We hope to see you all again when we hold a Matariki closing ceremony dinner later next month.