Last Thursday saw our Year 12 history students at school bright and early. The reason? A trip to the Waikato region to visit the sites of various significant battle during the Waikato War from 1863-64. The students were able to see sites first-hand such as the remains of the Queen’s Redoubt, the Rangiriri Pa and the site of Orakau. This trip was organised to help the Year 12 students better understand the perspectives of both the Maori and British on the Waikato War for their current NCEA assessment.

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