Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Matariki Celebrations

This week we celebrated Matariki, the Maori New Year.

We learnt all about the 7 stars of Matariki, what the stars mean and what different people do for their own Matariki celebrations.

The 7 stars of Matariki are:

- Waiti
- Waita
- Tupuanuku
- Tupuarangi
- Waipunarangi
- Urarangi
- Matariki

Matariki means "Little Eyes". When the stars are bright and far apart, it means the year is going to be good. If you see Matariki, make sure to check what the year ahead brings us!

Here are some photos/videos of Matariki around Belfast School:

Room 1's "Design your own Matariki Star"

Room 18's Matariki Art using leaves and glitter:

Room 16's awesome Matariki 3D stars:

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