A week of Matariki at WC

July 21, 2023

This week, Wellington College celebrated Matariki, and Tū Tamatoa led the way.

This year, Matariki was celebrated by the motu during our term break, so our kura wanted to make sure that we, as a school, celebrated it together in the first week back. 

It was kicked off by the raising of our Matariki flag, followed by a brief presentation to our staff led by Quintin Johnson-Bell. The wind in Te Whanganui-a-Tara was uncharacteristically absent that day so the flag, while up, was unfortunately not in full flight. 

Our Monday school assembly was indeed one of celebration, and we began by connecting to Matariki with a karakia led by Matariki Katene, and a powerful kōrero by Ollie Church. 

Wednesday was an important day, which brought together a large number of tauira for their full day Tū Tamatoa wānanga. During this day, our student leaders organised and facilitated whakawhanaungatanga, teaching of the school haka, and then a workshop on what aspirations and goals they have as a rōpū. 

We hope you all have had an opportunity to reflect and set goals too, over this special time. Mānawatia a Matariki!