Nei rā te mihi maioha ki a koutou te whānau i tae mai ki te tautoko te pō whakanuia o Mana Māori o te kura nei mā ngā tauira mai ngā tēina tae atu ki ngā tuākana.
No reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Congratulations to all of our wonderful Māori student achievers and their whānau who were recognised at last week’s Mana Māori Celebration. We were able to farewell our Year 13 Māori student graduates and present them with taonga as they move on to their next adventure, at university, in apprenticeships, work or training. At the same time we are very sorry to see such a wonderful group of young people leave us as they have been a very generous and motivated group of young people.
It was great to have the performance by the Kapa Haka roopu and a dance by Lottie Tahi.
Congratulations to all those who received awards on the night and especially to the major award winners
Te Mana o te Wahine - Lottie Tahi
Te Kotahitanga Tēina (Top Junior Māori Achiever) Ella Heremaia
Te Tāonga Humārie - Brieanen Shepherd
Te Kotahitanga (Top Senior Māori Achiever)
Lastly, thank you to those who made the evening such a success:
Kaumatua Warahi and Whaea Linda Paki
Ngā Toa O Mua (Year 13 Maori leaders) who MC-ed the event
Komiti Māori - the teachers who covered all the bases to make it all happen and to prepare the kai
(Whaea Pearl Snowden, Whaea Sam La Hood, Matua Troy Bond, Whaea June Tai Tin, Whaea Taryn Baker Whaea Kate Bartlett, Whaea Shirley Bishop, Matua Wil Rangiwhetu, Matua Campbell Farquhar, Matua Ants Cotton).
The Hospitality Dept, Stephen Nightingale, Matt Cicchini, Hall Crew, and all the Teachers in attendance.
Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou View the full album of photos here