Tuesday, 28 June 2022
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This week we were visited by the Christchurch Library Māori Library Services Team. Justice and Mā told us the Māori origin story of the universe. We learned about each of the Matariki stars and what they represent. We sang a Matariki song and learned the actions.
Waitā surveys our vast oceans, Te Moana-nui-o-Kiwa (Pacific Ocean) and Te Tai-o-Rehua (Tasman Sea). The variety of life in these waters is so diverse that he finds he is still discovering different species of rimurimu (seaweed), whāngote o te moana (marine mammals), kaiwhao (molluscs), manu (birds) and ika (fish) - even after all of this time. Biodiversity is so essential to our world. Our actions must support it, and better still, enhance it. Waitā encourages us to respect our coasts and oceans,and treat their inhabitants as the precious taonga (treasures) they are.
Waipuna-ā-rangi welcomes the winter sky waters in all their forms - ua (rain) ua nganga (hail) and hukarere (snow) included. She sees how these waters contribute to the healthy cycle of our earth, and also, the effects when they do not arrive as required. Waipuna-ā-rangi encourages us to reflect about climate change, and what we can do today to lessen the problem.
Ururangi is close friends with te whānau puhi (wind family) – including Hauraro (north wind), Tonga (south wind), Hauāuru (west wind), and Marangai (east wind). She encourages us to get to know this family well, embrace its strength and prepare for any challenges it creates.
Pōhutukawa holds tight to our memories of treasured people who have passed on. She encourages us to take time to remember them, and to acknowledge their impact on our lives.
Kotahitanga is our value of collaborating and in child speak this is;
Share and take turns
Our certificate awards go to Isaac, Liam and Case this week. We have seen that these three can work well with a wide range of children always sharing ideas and taking turns. They are especially good at noticing others who need encouragement and help. We are so proud of them.
To celebrate Matariki, Ahuriri made a short video to show off their learning.
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