Year 1 – 10 Programmes
Matariki Available Term 2 OnlyDates: Wednesday, 1 January 2020 to Friday, 15 May 2020
Curriculum links: Science and Digital Technology
Suitable for Year 3 – 10 students
Duration: 2 hours
It’s hard to believe that only a few short decades ago Matariki was found only in history books and the distant memories of a few.
A renaissance occurred in the 2000s which has led to a nationwide celebration of Matariki as the Māori New Year.
Students will learn of Matariki in times past as well as today. This includes the science involved in astronomy as well as how we use stars for our calendars and timekeeping.
This programme takes place in the Te Aka Mauri Makerspace.