Matariki breakfast

By Beth Downie | Posted: Thursday June 9, 2022

Celebrating Matariki

On Thursday the 23rd of June, Kaikorai Primary School will be having a special school event to celebrate Matariki.

Matariki (the Pleiades) signals the Māori New Year. For Māori, the appearance of Matariki heralds a time of remembrance, joy and peace. It is a time for communities to come together and celebrate.

Please let us know if you would like to come to school to share your expertise and knowledge of Tikanga Māori during our Whānau group activities.

Timeline of Events

7:30 am

-Gather on the school courts to welcome, say a karakia and remember. 

Matariki Breakfast - in the school hall. Share some kai, have a hot drink and celebrate matariki. 

9:10 am-9:50 am

-The whole school will gather together for the start of the day Karakia

-Kapahaka Performance

-School Song

9:50am-12:15 pm

-Whānau Group activities

Start of the Day Karakia

Kia hora te marino

May peace be wide-spread

Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana

May the sea be like greenstone

Hei huarahi mā tātou i te rangi nei

A pathway for us all this day

Aroha atu, aroha mai

Give love, receive love

Tātou i a tātou katoa

Let us show respect for each other