Matua Rawiri’s Shout Out

Tēnā Koutou Parents and Caregivers

This week I was away in Wellington with the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Poverty Bay Intermediate Principals’ Association. We had the opportunity to visit Parliament and meet with the incoming Minister of Education, Erica Stanford. This was valuable as we were able to voice our concerns about the education system and hear her views on what may stay and if any changes will occur. 

We visited two schools, Newlands Intermediate and Raroa Normal Intermediate. We were welcomed with a powhiri and Pacific Island dances. We were addressed by the two principals and they told us about their schools.

Last night I attended the Rotorua Lakes High School Senior Prizegiving and it was fantastic. The auditorium was full to capacity. I was so proud to be present and hear the accolades, recognition and awards given to students, the majority of whom were ex-Mokoia students. Congratulations to Head Girl,  Maddy Guptill; Head Boy, Kobe Smith; Deputy Head Girl, Bella Wyatt and Deputy Head Boy, Brock Aitchison for 2024. All are ex-Mokoia students, too.

Matua Rawiri & The Mokoia ‘A’ Team 

We are Limitless! We are Passionate! We are Mokoia!


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