Sailing Trip 2

22 Jun Whanau Tutor Waka Trip

On the 24th May, members of Whanau Tutor travelled to Auckland Maritime Museum to learn about the ancestral migration from Polynesia to Aotearoa. On that day, Whanau Tutor had the privilege of sailing on board Aotearoa Tuatahi, a traditional Maori sailing waka. The crew on board...

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Whanau Hui 3

22 Jun Term 2 Whanau Hui

  On Wednesday 14th June, the Junior Maori Leadership Team organised and ran the Term 2 Whanau Hui. They welcomed Maori students, whanau, friends,10 Staff and Board of Trustee Representative Mrs Kelly Bigwood. Kauri Chan and the Williams whanau provided musical entertainment. The Whakawhanaungatanga story was told by...

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25 May Cultural Expo 2017

The 2017 Cultural Expo held at Pakuranga College on the 10th and 15th of May, showcased the diverse range of cultures within our school community. Cultural groups at our school were given the opportunity to share their backgrounds and traditions with their peers. Students had...

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Race Relations Poster

11 May Race Relations Poster Competition

Pakuranga College Cultural Council recently organised a Race Relations Poster Competition to celebrate Race Relations Day on 21st March. The poster was a tool to promote cultural diversity throughout the school community. The winning poster was made by Ginny He and Wendy Xi from Totara House....

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23 Mar Whanau Tutor Kawhia Trip

On 18th and 19th March, Whanau tutor group visited Kawhia where we stayed at Mokai Kainga Marae and spent time learning more about the Tainui people including the local area. We also learned the school haka and made connections with the Kawhia locals after we went...

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15 Sep Anapapa’s Paper to be Published

Keen historian and Year 13 student Anapapa Latu, has contributed a paper to a recent ‘Grafting and Crafting’ workshop held by Massey University. Her paper discussed the classical style of learning through enquiry and the Socratic method of questioning as a way of seeking knowledge. It...

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14 Sep Tongan Language Week

The theme of Tongan Language Week this year was 'To enrich Aotearoa with the Tongan spirit'. In addition to a number of Tongan language based activities, our Tongan teachers and students kindly prepared a delicious morning tea for staff on Friday 9th September. ...

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Samoan Group

31 Aug Samoan Group Performs at Farm Cove

Our Samoan Cultural Group was invited to perform a number of items at Farm Cove Intermediate's Cultural Assembly last week. Māori Leaders Marie Rennie and Paris Gray have enjoyed being part of the Samoan Cultural group this year: “It’s so much fun”, says Paris. Most of the...

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04 Aug Year 10 Te Reo Māori Trip

On 6th July a group of Te Reo Māori  students visited Matariki marae to participate in workshops from Te Ropu Awhina o Owairoa. Students learnt about Rongoa Māori (Māori Medicine) native plants and trees, raranga Harakeke (weaving) and also listened to Taini Drummond talk about the Māori history of the Tāmaki...

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04 Aug Cultural Evening 2016

Thursday 28th August saw one of the highlights of the school calendar, which has been running for over ten years. Cultural Evening is eagerly anticipated by all students and is a celebration of cultural diversity. Hannah Santos, Co-Chairperson of the school’s Cultural Council commented: “Cultural Evening is...

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