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Matariki (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters. The Matariki cluster can be seen in the sky near the end of June...

Entry last updated: 24/07/23
Stars

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Stars are huge bodies of hot gasses usually made up of helium and hydrogen. Stars can be of different sizes, colours, brightness and temperatures. The Sun is...

Entry last updated: 3/02/23
Pūrākau (Māori origin stories)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Māori myths and legends run through all aspects of life in Aotearoa, from the creation of people to elements of the natural world such as the sea, sky, weath...

Entry last updated: 12/07/23
Jean Batten (1909 - 1982)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Jean Batten was an early New Zealand aviator. Gaining her pilot licence in 1930, she went on to break multiple records for fastest solo flights. She was famo...

Entry last updated: 11/01/23
Rocky shore (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The rocky shore is a unique part of New Zealand's coastline and is a habitat which is home to many sea creatures, and shorebirds. The rocky shore is also at ...

Entry last updated: 3/11/23
Stars (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Stars are giant balls of hot gas that light up our night sky from very far away. They are mostly made up of the gases helium and hydrogen. There are so many...

Entry last updated: 3/07/23
Maramataka

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Maramataka is the calendar of the Māori year. The year starts in Piripi (June/July) when the stars of Matariki can first be seen in the sky. Maramataka was t...

Entry last updated: 27/05/24
Matariki

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters in other cultures. The rise of Matariki in mid-winter marks the s...

Entry last updated: 17/06/24
Sustainability (junior)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Sustainability is a way of living, which means meeting our needs without using up all the resources that future generations will need. Sustainable energy, f...

Entry last updated: 7/07/23
Rocks & minerals

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Earth is made up of all different kinds of rocks and minerals, which are all part of the rock cycle. Have a look at this entry to find out more about the...

Entry last updated: 3/11/23