Matariki is a special occasion in the New Zealand calendar which marks the start of the Māori New Year. The kura had an educational wānanga for our māori whānau of Rangitoto on Wednesday, 26th June in the Rangi Centre. The evening was used to educate whānau on how Matariki is celebrated and how we plan for the year to come. The main purpose of the wānanga is for all Māori whānau to come together to make connections and celebrate the beginning of the Māori New Year. We followed that event up with a Matariki breakfast that included a hautapu, karakia, and waiata. The hautapu is the umu kohukohu whetu (the feeding of the stars). After that, we looked for Matariki in the sky and sang waiata together.