Pōwhiri for New Students

26 July, 2019

At the beginning of Term Three, Montessori students from Mahurangi Montessori Primary relocated to Pakiri School.  They were very excited and honored to be welcomed to the school with a beautiful pōwhiri.

The students wait with Aunty Jackie to be called on to the field. 

The pōwhiri begins.

Everyone lines up to hongi.

We walk over to the original school house, which is the new Montessori classroom, Room 2.

Aunty Coral does a karakia (prayer) and the speeches commence. 

The original school house has a very special history as many of the Te Whānau

 o Pakiri were taught in this building.

After the speeches we head over to Room 1 for some delicious kai (food).