On Friday 10 February, in the beautiful sunshine, all our new staff and students were welcomed to the Tamaki College family with a powhiri at our school marae, Te Poho o Tamaki. As usual, it was a fantastic occasion with a rousing haka, and singing. Speeches were made on the school’s behalf by Matua Brent Dunn; DP (Academic), Mr Russel Dunn; and our school kaumatua, Te Wera Nopera (Wallace Noble), and responded to in Maori by new staff member, Mr Marc Milford.
The powhiri is always moving, and sets the scene very well for this, the year of the school’s Diamond Jubilee. Though we may come from all different places, we are now all one under the banner of Tamaki College. Haere mai to all.
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