Te Whānau Mārama
Years 1 to 8Years 9 to 13Years 1 to 13Early childhood education
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Terms 2–3
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$5 per student
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Auckland Museum
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1 hour

This programme is for the following year groups: ECE and Year 1-3

Nau mai haere mai koutou ki te mātahi o te tau hou Māori ko Matariki. This session is designed for ECE based learning groups. Tamariki will learn about te iwa o Matariki the nine Matariki stars and what they represent and look after. Learners will have the opportunity to partake in fun activities with dressing up and arts and crafts. Matariki is a time of celebration, reflection, family and kai. Please join us as we welcome the Māori new year. Nau mai e te tau hou Māori.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:

· Become familiar with the shape of Matariki

·  Learn the names and characters of each of the nine stars that make up the cluster

·  Identify multiple important reasons we celebrate the yearly passage of this star cluster across our skies

Image details: Tasman lake moonrise, Mark Gee, Art of the Night.  © Copyright Mark Gee
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