5th July 2019
Ka puta Matariki ka rere Whānui.
Ko te tohu tēnā o te tau e!
Matariki re-appears, Whānui starts its flight.
Being the sign of the [new] year!
Kai ora tātou
The term has now come to its end and what a busy one it has been. Our students have been involved in lots of different activities and I am impressed with the amount of learning that they have achieved. In many ways next term is just as busy, but the focus is definitely shifting towards students completing their NCEA and undertaking plans for next year.
Some of the highlights recently have been, and in no particular order:
Kapa Haka Regionals
The kapa haka group competed at the regionals today (results are as yet unknown) They have worked immensely hard to prepare for this occasion which included spending 4 days up the Whanganui River and they stayed at Koriniti Marae (Hapu:Ngāti Pomoana, Iwi: Te Atihaunui-a-papa-rangi). This particular experience they found immensley rewarding, and visiting the local Ratana Church was a standout. Photos aren’t availabe as these have been embargoed until after the event but I would like to congratulate all of the teachers and the tutors for the work that they have put into the students as well as the students themselves for their commitment and dedication.