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 commented, “There were some signs in Te Reo, but we thought that the school should follow what they are doing in Rotorua and make everything in both languages. After all, Te Reo is New Zealand’s official language.”
With the help of the College’s Communications Manager, they contacted local signage supplier Speedy Signs in Manukau. The company’s Managing Director, Craig Reid came along in person to help the students to come up with a plan and a cost for their ideas. He said, “I think what they are doing is fantastic. It’s great to see a school that is really listening to the students and acting on their ideas.”
Next time you are wandering around the campus, see if you can spot the new additions!
Photo: Bella Wiki Year 10, Alex Scarrott Year 11, Christina Appleby-Lambert Year 10 and Levi Keene Year 11.