Event Centre blessed ahead of official opening

Our new Event Centre is just two weeks away from it’s official opening on Friday 20 August, and this morning we held a Whakapaingia te Whare Hou to bless the building.

A small group gathered at 6.30am for the ceremony, including Senior Leadership Team members, Board of Trustees, and people involved in the building’s construction and design. Our Matua Eddie Hudson, and Kaumatua Jerry Norman (both pictured above), officiated the ceremony.

Last week, our House Captains (minus one who was absent) and our Head and Deputy Head Prefects had the privilege of being the first students to take a tour of the building. They are pictured above from left: Paige Blake (Akoranga), Abbie Clements (Pupuke), Ti’a Armstrong (Onewa), Grant Brown (Property Manager), Dan Benadie (AV/IT Manager), Grace Chen (Head Prefect), Charis Allison (Deputy Head Prefect) and Jumana Maash (Hauraki). Absent was Aine Maloney (Wairau House).

Our first event in the centre will be our Study Skills Evening on Monday 9 August (which you will have received an email about), so if you’d like a sneak peak before the Official Opening, come along! You’ll find the details under “Important Things to Note” in this newsletter.