He ika haehae kupenga ia!
He’s such a stirrer!
This whakataukī means “A fish that tears the net.” It is in reference to someone who stirs up trouble or complains.
Matariki the Maori New Year – 2018
Matariki, the Maori New Year, is rich with tradition. Discover the importance of Matariki, and explore ways that you can celebrate the Maori New Year with your family. Matariki is officially celebrated on 15 June 2018.
What is Matariki the Maori New Year?
What does Matariki mean?
Matariki has two meanings, both of which refer to the cluster of stars. Mata Riki means Tiny Eyes, and Mata Ariki means Eyes of God.
To learn more about the story of the Eyes of God, check out this awesome animation by Atawhai Tibble.
This video was made for Year 1 students, although it’s still quite haunting. The original story from the people of Ngai Tuhoe has Tawhirimatea ripping his eyes out and throwing them to the heavens. In this
When is Matariki celebrated?
Matariki begins to rise in the last few days of May, and this symbolises the coming of the Maori New Year. Some iwi, or tribes, start celebrations when Matariki is first seen, however it is the first new moon after Matariki that officially signals the Maori New Year. Some people celebrate the New Year on the day the new moon rises, and others celebrate on the day after the new moon. Celebrations can last up to 3 days.
The Matariki new moon happens sometime in June.
In 2019, Matariki will begin on 10 June.
HERE'S A LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtyPIZQiERI&authuser=0
As part of our Quiz Night Fundraiser, we are arranging a grocery hamper to raffle.
Parentlink would love it if you could help out by bringing along one non-perishable grocery item, to school.
Delivery required between Monday 18 June – Friday 22 June.
Look for the plastic donation box in each class (please DO NOT take to the school office) We have arranged a theme for each classroom – see your class list that contains the type of item we would like, to ensure we get a wide variety of items.
*A super big ‘thank you’ for helping to make this a great fundraiser*