To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.
Our own wharenui. Each picture on the maihi represents something important to one student or the class just as the carvings on a meeting house might depict something about the hapu of that marae. On the amo are images of legends that resonate with the class.
During the coldest time each year the Matariki star cluster comes rising up for the first time in the eastern sky. This occurrence marks the beginning of an important time of year – the Māori New Year. In this series of blogs, Te Papa Education hopes to introduce you to each of the seven members of this star whānau, from the …
Matariki 2010 Matariki 2010 Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars known as the Pleiades which rise once a year and for many Maori herald the start of the New Year. http://www.finelifeart.com/matariki-2010/