E tiki mai, e manaaki mai i a koe,
I a koutou ranei,
no te tau e take mai ana.
May the gentle light of Matariki
Guide and inspire you all this year.
Kia ora Kane, Izaak and Karen for leading Manaia Kindergarten in our Matariki celebrations. Kia ora also to Jodi and Delwyn for supporting and guiding the teachers and kindergarten community in preparing for this special evening.
Kia ora to all the families who came in to support the children to prepare the vegetables and dig the hangi pit, and to the families who contributed delicious kai from their homes.
Kia ora Roimata for the words that have helped us to understand the meaning and life of Matariki, and who has been a great support in our desire to learn more.
It was a wonderful time to come together, share the year that has been, to look forward to the future and remember the families who have contributed so much to the kindergarten over the years. Kia ora whanau.