Kindy’s glowing Matariki
A glow in the dark display of colourful artwork was the highlight of Stanmore Bay Kindergarten’s Matariki celebrations.
The event saw parents and pupils enjoy the kindergarten in a totally different light; night time.
One of Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association’s centres, the kindy is passionate about their community and celebrating the successes of the tamariki, head teacher Stacey Sainty says.
‘‘Matariki is a perfect time to demonstrate that passion as it is traditionally a time to celebrate being together, to sing and dance, to share stories and to have a joint feast,’’ she said.
Pupils shared performances of waiata, and the ‘‘highly anticipated’’ glow in the dark art exhibition was a hit with families, Sainty said.
‘‘It was a great chance for the tamariki to show off all of their hard work in creating some amazing art pieces. The tamariki learned new techniques along the way and it was incredibly special to share their mahi with their loved ones.’’
A te mahi kai prepared by the committee and cooked in a kai cooker was shared by all following the exhibition. Sainty says the event - which raised funds for the kindergarten - was made possible by the generosity and sponsorship of Tegel NZ, Whangaparaoa Fruit World, Countdown and Pak ‘n Save.
The glow in the dark exhibition was a colourful hit.