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Learning from whanau at Mayfield Kindergarten

Learning from whānau at Mayfield Kindergarten

At Mayfield Kindergarten, tamariki and kaiako really value whānau coming in to share their special skills and knowledge.

The tamariki had a visit from a very special person this month: Nani Heather spent time sharing her knowledge of Māori medicine/rongoā with the children.

With Nani Heather’s guidance, the children collected mānuka leaves and flowers from the kindergarten’s garden, and learnt how to soak them to remove the mānuka oil.  They loved the chance to spend time learning with Nani Heather, and to experience something new from the world of Te Ao Māori.

I wonder how many kindergartens and schools in Marlborough have plants that we could make rongoā out of?