Te Matatini 2023

We are incredibly proud of Aamea Walding- King, Whaea Bev and Sally Hopa who performed at Te Matatini in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Whaea Bev our Board Chair and her daughter Aamea performed with Ngā Manu Mātui roopu.
Sally performed with Hātea roopu.

Services Induction Course

Our Services Academy left for the Whenuapai Military Base Camp for a two week induction course on Monday. Students will experience what it is like in the Military also experiencing team and individual challenges.

Surf Camp

16 Level 1 PE students attended camp at Matapōuri and Sandy Bay.
It was a incredible trip, all students got up!
Huge mihi to Shane Watts and Tutukaka Surf for creating this awesome experience!

Student-Led Whanau Learning Hui

Friday, 17th March 2023
9:00am to 7:00pm
Interviews will be for 20 minutes per student in Hatea. Light refreshments will be provided in the Cafeteria.

To make a booking:
Go online to https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code/xecft
Contact the main office to arrange an appointment time

Otago University – Hands On Experience

On January 15th 2023 we had the awesome opportunity to spend five days down in Dunedin at the University of Otago for the hands-on programme. We got to experience what “Uni life” looked like; from the classes/projects we did, meeting tons of other students from all around Aotearoa, meeting with faculty of the university and as well as current students at the University of Otago.

We were allocated to a project, one of ours being law. For the law project we went to the police station to learn about the process that occurs there as well as the relationship between police and lawyers. We also went to court and learnt about what happens in high court and district court.

Lastly we held a mock trial with all the other students in the law project. The other project was Sociology, gender studies and criminology. We learnt about some of the social responses to crime as well as crime itself and its causes. We also learnt about social justice and injustice.

We also visited the old Dunedin prison. We were also privileged to have a chance to see what projects they had to offer which we would head to after our main projects. Everyday had something new in store for us to learn about.

Overall the experience we had at Hands-on at Otago was a blast and very memorable.

Nga mihi

Ihapera Tairua-Cross & Danielle Cooper