Studying the traditions of Aotearoa

 

As part of the Year 8 Social Studies programme the students have been looking at the traditions of Aotearoa. Nathan Hunt, Lula Ropers, Alanna Santoso, Johann Ang, Jaime Currie and Erin Wahl show the modern Wharenui they made for their assessment.

“Each part of the Wharenui represents a part of the body of the ancestors. The head, ribs, spine, arms, legs and fingers, and explains the Maori legends and mythology behind this,” said Alanna.

“The tukutuku panels tell the stories of the ancestors,” added Johann.