Cultural

Te Reo Signs

17 Aug New Te Reo Signage

Students in Whanau Tutor have been thinking of ways to raise the profile of Maori culture within Pakuranga College. One of the idea they came up with was to increase the amount of signage in Te Reo Maori around the campus. Year 11 student Alex Scarrott...

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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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