On Tuesday 4th July we will be having a bit of a gathering at breakfast time to celebrate Matariki. Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades. Traditionally for Māori when it appeared just before dawn in late May or early June, it signalled the start of the Māori New Year. We hope as many of you as possible can join us in the school hall at 8am. There we will share the story of Matariki and join in some waiata. At around 8:15 we will have some kai in the form of a cooked breakfast, bacon, sausage, beans, spaghetti and hash brown. At 9am the students will go to house groups to take part in some art and craft activities that link to Matariki themes. We will supply the kai and prepare, but we do ask for a koha (voluntary donation) on the day to help with costs. There will be some gluten-free options available, please let us know if your child requires this. Note: The school bus will run as usual but students using the second run will miss the breakfast part.