It is a fantastic time of the year to celebrate the Maori culture and use the beautiful Te Reo language.
10 very lucky students from our school were invited to visit the Otara Library to celebrate Matariki with students from other schools in our area. They travelled in our Yendarra School van.
The children loved learning about the Pacific Islands and how people came from these islands on a waka. They couldn't believe that it might takes months to get to New Zealand! All the Yendarra students loved listening to stories and seeing artifacts from the Pacific Islands. They had heaps of fun doing the hula and swaying their hips.
It was great to come back to school and share all of their new learning with their classmates!
Happy Matariki to everyone!