New Playground Blessing and Matariki Celebration

06 Jul 2017

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At ABC Glenfield we celebrated our brand new playground opening and Matariki event on Friday 30th June.

Jerry Norman who is a grandfather at the centre who also works for the Ministry completed the official blessing and talked about Matariki with his son Brad and Grandchildren Jesse and Ben. Jerry and Brad also brought in a Hangi cooker. The children prepared the vegetables with the help of Jerry and Brad we loaded it all in ready to enjoy with our families after the celebration.

 The Playground was opened by the Paterson family, they are our longest attending family since the beginning of 2009 and have had a child with us ever since. Sophie then planted our Harakeke (flax) in our new garden. Sophie is one of the oldest children currently at the centre.

 We then closed the celebration with a concert by Te Whakakaha and Te Tutika room (3-5 years). They sang 3 different songs in Te Reo with the last song being about Matariki and the meaning behind it.

What an amazing turn out. We are so proud of the team and children for all their hard work.