09 Jul 2017

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Topkids Welcome Bay  Tauranga we celebrated Matariki as a time that we gather together to share our kai and spend whanau time together. Leading up to our celebrations our children were busy creating stars, exploring with harakeke making flowers for their matua, using different art mediums to create kowhaiwhai patterns eg: screen printing and poi making. There was talk around the stars who they were and why they were there. We talked about planting our harakeke that was gifted to us by Beststart ensuring that our tamariki were aware that before planting and even picking the harakeke to make our putiputi that we say a karakia giving thanks to everything that makes it possible for us to enjoy this beautiful rauemi (resource)

We invited our families and children to join together in our celebration. we had our beautiful kui Anne come in to share with our whanau her mahi harakeke.