We have been working hard to incorporate a bicultural curriculum throughout our environment. We are lucky enough to have a very talented teacher who has painted our inside mural of Ranginui, Papatuanuku and the Atua.
With our tamariki learning all about this through discussion and storytelling, we decided to create more Atua for our outdoor space. Tāwhitimātea, Tangaroa and Tāne Mahuta now stand watching over our tamariki. Our tamariki love looking and talking about them, telling the stories of how they are the wind, water and forest.
We have had a lot of positive feedback from parents as tamariki have been sharing the stories of the Atua at home.