Collection by Rachel King


Writing a Mihi

Everything flows from the mountain, through the river. Then the people settle, so this is the order in which we say our mini. Below is the template we have used to write our mihi's.

Maori Language Classroom Decor Set -16+Word & Phrase Posters, Birthday Chart, Alphabet, Days of Week

Maori Language Classroom Set - Word Posters, Colours, Number, Days, Months, Birthdays, Welcome This pack of resources is everything you need to brighten up...

Matariki Marae Art - Teachers' Lounge

Credit to Jalah Davis for providing this awesome Matariki Marae idea. To complete this: Background:Step 1: Arrange star-shaped stickers on a piece of white paper. (Alternatively, you could blue tac on some small cardboard star shapes instead.)Step 2: Apply dark coloured paint with a sponge to create the night backdrop. Then lightly dab silver paint […]

An interesting holistic model for health according to the eight tentacles of the Octopus, Te Wheke in Māori culture

The Maori (the indigenous people of New Zealand) which includes myself, have a very different way of defining health outcomes compared to western medicine. Te Wheke (the octopus) is often used as a…

Matariki Star Matching Game

This Matariki Star game is great for your kids to play in groups or independently and helps with their ability to match things and improves their memory skills.

Tane and the stars, story basket

A storytelling basket that creates magic. This story basket is based on the book Tane and the stars by Ron Bacon and Manu Smith. The props and basket...

Matariki Feathers Mindfulness Colouring Pages

These lovely feathers are perfect for colouring when celebrating Māori New Year or for using to create a class Korowai - Matariki.

Our Matariki Korowai

Come in and check out our Matariki Korowai that we completed last term. Each feather shows what the Turama students were proud of with their learning and what they improved on in Term Two.

7 Marvellous Matariki Crafts for Kids - Kiwi Families

As we approach Matariki, there are some wonderful Matariki crafts you can do with your children to celebrate.

The Seven (9) Sisters of Matariki Star Printable - diy Thought

The seven sisters of Matariki star printable. Print and colour the star and learn about the seven sisters as well as the two new stars.

Matariki for kids

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as Pleiades. The full name is “Ngā mata a te Ariki Tawhirimātea – the eyes of the God…

Matariki Fact Recall

We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades. There are several hundred stars but only seven of them can be seen. Matariki is a traditional Maori New Year. Matariki is celebrated with education and sharing ideas. Matariki is a time for remembering people you've lost.