Matariki this Friday

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to our annual matariki celebration this Friday.

Here is the programme for the evening:

3.00 decorate the school, soup for afternoon tea

3.30 workshops – we still need parents to run some workshops*, see below

4.45 tidy up

5.00 performances** – more needed, see below, followed by lantern parade

6.00 karakia, hangi and shared kai. Whānau are invited to bring some kai to share, and enjoy the hangi. We are thrilled to have secured use of the CCC hangi pits on Kilmore St this year. Clint will be hangi master with the help of some students, and with the generous donations everyone has offered there should be plenty to share.

Tidy up

*Workshops – in the past we have had printing, soap carving, flax weaving, Māori art, kite making, lanterns. So far we have God’s eyes, tin can lanterns and the memory room. There are several offers to support running workshops so if anyone has any ideas, please fill in the relevant part of this form.

**Performances – we still only have a handful of performers. If you have any dancers/ singers/ musicians who would like to show us their skills, please complete this form.

Below are the specific donations we need for our hangi. If you can bring something to support this, please give it to reception before 9am Thursday morning, as the prep will happen between 9-11 on Thursday.

20 cabbages
40-50kg potatoes
25-30kg kumara
25-30kg carrots
20 loaves bread
6kg onions
10 packs butter
10 packets mixed herbs