By Tipene Winiata | Posted: Friday November 22, 2013
Riding on the coat tail of success and fulfilment of 2012, Maori students set to work immediately on a plan of attack of how best to continue, develop, support, and promote their school, with a collective goal to be decisively more active in the promotion of Te Reo and Tikanga processes within the School, the local community and the wider southern district.
Tauira began the year and continue still to support and assist Staff and School with performances, events, and activities.
Several senior students have driven this kaupapa and role modelled very clearly the expectations and requirements needed to uplift the presence of Maori in the school.
Highlights this year have included mihi whakatau for incoming Year 9 and new students, ERO visit, regular He Kakano hui, International agents and students' welcome, Overseas secondary school sport fixtures, Regional and National Nga Manu Korero Competitions, Otago PolyFest, Mana Pounamu, Senior and Junior Prize-giving, and Community based Fundraisers .
This same committed collective of students are already hatching plans for 2014.
No reira E Te Whanau kei te tumanako koutou hei whakakoakoa o koutou whakata i nga hararei. Ka tutaki matou ano, hei manaaki atu ra hoki i nga ringa o te Atua.