Matariki has many admirers, Matariki brings us together.
Victory Primary School is delighted to have the opportunity to work with RMM Architects to create this installation. Students were able to imagine and be part of creating an artwork on a large scale.
Their artwork acknowledges their school's whakapapa and the tamariki have inquired into, reflected on, and created artworks inspired by the unique properties of each whetu in Te Iwa o Matariki.
Their learning will become part of their school’s rich cultural narrative.
Ko Maungatapu te maunga
Ko Maitahi te awa
Ko Aorere te moana
Ko Whakatū te marae
Ko Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Rārua
Ko Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Rangitāne
Ko Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Tama
ngā iwi mana whenua
Ko Wikitoria te kura
Toitū te mana o Te Wairepo
Maungatapu is our mountain.
Flowing from Maungatapu is our river, Maitahi.
Our river flows to our sea, Aorere.
Whakatū is our marae.
Our iwi mana whenua are Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Rangitane, Te Ātiawa and Ngāti Tama.
We are Victory Primary School.
Let us sustain the mana of our awa Te Wairepo