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Matariki celebrations at Small World

At Small World we like to learn about different cultural events. To celebrate the end of Matariki, our tamariki enjoyed an awesome experience together. Johana (Mikaia’s mum) kindly organised for her Te Reo tutor to come and visit us in the centre and sing some waiata with us! Our visitor’s name was Valance and he […]

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Matariki at Community Kindy Melling

Community Kindy Melling came together to join in with our Matariki Celebrations. We had been preparing all week for our event. The week started off with lots of dancing and video recording. Amy our fabulous teacher made some pretty awesome movies of the children. We then played these on the big screen and were able to […]

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Matariki at ABC Paraparaumu

At ABC Paraparaumu, we had a successful Matariki evening where the children made star invitations to give to their whanau. Everyone brought a plate of Kai to share and the children in the preschool room helped to prepare the vegetables for a boil up.We had different areas for the parents, children and their whanau to […]

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Matariki Shopping at New World – EduKids Albany

As part of our on-going Matariki celebrations at EduKids Albany – all coming together as one to celebrate, we decided to contact New World up in the mall. We told them about our Matariki plans and asked if they would like to be part of this with us, and we also invited them along to […]

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Triple celebration at EduKids Queen Street

On the 29th of June there was a lot to celebrate at EduKids Queen. Matariki, the coming of the Māori New Year, the unveiling of our centre vision and the 21st Birthday of BestStart! For Matariki our tamariki did a wonderful performance of 3 new Māori songs that we have all been very busy learning […]

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Matariki at Community Kindy St Leonards

At Community Kindy St Leonards we started celebrating Matariki with a puppet show from Animated Soundz. We invited our friends from ABC Hastings Central to join us in our celebration. We learnt all about the seven stars and what it means to celebrate Matariki. It was an awesome afternoon, the children, teachers and extended whanau all got to […]

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Live Puppet Show at First Steps Waihi

Here at First Steps Waihi we invited Animated Soundz to give an interactive puppet show with our tamrariki. We are beginning our Matariki celebrations and felt it was a good way to introduce this year’s Matariki, and for the children to hear the legend in an interesting and interactive way. Kathy involved all children in waiata and […]

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ABC Cashmere Celebrate Matariki

Over the month of June ABC Cashmere learnt about and celebrated Mātariki. This was such a wonderful time for the children and they thoroughly enjoyed learning about different Maori art, waiata (singing/songs) and the legend surrounding Mātariki. The preschool children practiced their performance routine for a very long time…every day at preschool actually…until they were […]

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