We finally had a whanaungatanga hui for our whānau on Wednesday evening. We felt very blessed to meet at our local Marae - Ruapotaka.
Even though the weather was dismal, we had a great turnout. Whānau and staff assembled at 5.30pm ready for the pōwhiri @ 5.45pm. We were welcomed by kaumatua Tautoko Witika and ngā kaitiaki of Ruapotaka Marae. It was a warm and wonderful welcome and we felt very much at home.
After our pōwhiri, we spent time getting to know each other and shared kai. Our senior kapa haka students (who were also staying the night for their first noho marae) performed for whānau to conclude the hui. We have awesome whānau wanting the very best for their tamariki and our school. We all look forward to our next hui and hope to meet again at Ruapotaka Marae.
He mihi nui, he mihi aroha ki a Georgie Thompson and her team/whānau for their tautoko and allowing us to meet at such a special place.