Rapaki Marae:We had an awesome day at Rapaki Marae last Thursday. The children responded very positively to the powhiri and it was great to see a number volunteering to hongi with the tangatawhenua. Many thanks to Manaia Cunningham to joined us and was our speaker. Rakapi marae has recently been rebuilt and is stunning inside and out. We do not have photos of the interior; you will need to see this with your own eyes. We learnt a lot about the history of the marae and the meaning behind the tukutuku and kowhaiwhai on the walls and roof. After visiting the Marae we had fun exploring the bay.
Summer Tournament tomorrow, Wednesday:Best of luck to our slow-pitch and kiwi-tag teams, who will be competing at Hagley Park tomorrow. Tracy has already sent out notices to the families with children involved. Please add a raincoat to your child's supplies for the day, as rain is in the forecast. Children and transporters meet by the hall steps before 8:30.
Children not involved in the tournament will be doing sport, art and inquiry activities at Champion Street. Their bus departs at the normal time.