From top, With their handmade Matariki kites are, from left, James Best, Jayde Handford, Audrey Shen and Ava McIroy. Year 4 students, from left, Maxwell Niu, Maia Brownlie, Ruby True, Rainny Niu and Kaylie Du Preez with their Matariki kites.
The whole of Silverdale School celebrates Matariki, with a week of activities.
One of the most popular with students is making their own kites. Various designs are tried, with practice runs around the field, followed by any tweaks to the design.
On July 8, the whole school and whanau went to Metro Park in Millwater, near the school, to fly their manu tutuku (kites).