Our local kaumatua and invited guests joined the school to take part in the blessing. He spoke and then our senior kapa haka group sung the reply song before we were allowed into the new space. Each class followed the kaumatua around in a zigzag pattern. He then blessed our new puipui ready to use at the upcoming Tuwharetoa festival.
Two teachers Helen Dredge and Mandy Woodcock have moved their classes into the new space. Already there is work on the walls and student settling into their new classroom.
Kapa Haka Reply
Molly and Vanessa
Room with a View
Waiting to go in