During term 1, our Year 9 students and the students from the Kohanga Ako will visit Rāpaki marae, and have the opportunity to experience a pōwhiri in the whare nui.
Classes will pair up for each visit, making five trips in all, so that all students will be able to participate in the pōwhiri, the sharing of kai, and the recitation of their mihi on the marae.
Students will travel by bus, and be away from school for the morning.
The dates for each visit are:
March 6: 9RD and 9HN
March 9: 9BT and 9GD
March 13: 9VP and 9CN
March 15: 9HW and 9MH
March 27: 9NS and Kohanga Ako
The whare nui at Rāpaki marae, near Governor’s Bay, has been recently rebuilt, and beautifully embellished with whakairo and raranga. The superb site on the harbour adds to the visual and moving experience.