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Year 9 - 13

Matariki a-kura: Matariki for schools

Term 2 from 8 May - 30 June 2017, Mon, Tues and Weds

Celebrate Matariki with us as we acknowledge the past, present and future through storytelling, song, dance, and make-and-take art activities.

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Years 9-13, Kura Kaupapa Māori and Reo Rua, maximum 30 children
$5 per child for a one-hour session
Term 2 from 8 May - 30 June 2017, Mon, Tues and Weds
Auckland Museum Learning Centre
Curriculum Links
Social sciences: Levels 4–8
Technology: Levels 4–8
Health and physical education: Levels 4–8
The arts: Levels 4–8
Related galleries and exhibitions
Te Ao Tūroa gallery (Māori Natural History gallery), Maori Cultural Performance, Tangata Whenua – The power of portraiture, Treaty of Waitangi exhibit

Nau mai ki te whakanui te wa o Matariki - Welcome and join us in celebrating Matariki

Customary practices in pre-European society were based on ancient beliefs about the origin of the universe brought here by the ancestors of Māori.
Our Matariki schools programme will:
  • explore the realms of Tāne-mahuta, Rongo-mā-Tāne and Tangaroa
  • share some traditional Matariki practices associated with celebration, reflection and preparation
  • explore these practices through handling objects, storytelling and make-and-take activities.