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Powhiri to begin school year


We started the school year by welcoming nine new staff members and our Year 7 students with a Powhiri by the Kapa Haka.

The Year 7s walked in homerooms, from the back of the auditorium to their allocated space near the front. The new staff processed up to hongi the existing College staff. They were then introduced to the students by Mrs Moore.

Mr Green warmly welcomed the new members of our College family and one of the new staff, Mr Schollum, responded on behalf of all the newcomers. Speeches were made by our head boy and girl for 2019, Maurice de Jesus and Tahlisa Stevens. They spoke about their first days at Sancta Maria College.

To conclude the programme, last year’s middle school leaders stood at the exits with trays of biscuits to distribute to the students as they left the auditorium.

Sydney Causer