A busy term break at Te Hururu Ao o Horomaka

By October 10, 2018 No Comments

It might be term break, but there’s still plenty going on at Hornby High School

While formal classes aren’t running, that doesn’t mean that everything comes to a stop at our wonderful kura. There’s plenty happening that speaks loudly for our values, for our dedicated staff, and our wonderful tamariki. 

Our heading photo was taken at the school holiday volleyball programme taking place in our new gym. Raven (Year 13) is seen helping Jeff 9Year 7) in a wonderful illustration of tuakana teina and whanaungatanga. These are two very powerful forces at work in all of our relationships at Te Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka. Twenty students took part in the workshop.

And then just last week there was the quiz night, run to raise funds for next year’s Vietnam trip. The money raised will be used to fund a community service project that our students will complete in a small village in Vietnam.

The learning street was full with about 80 people taking part. The students ran a sausage sizzle, sold hot chips, drinks, and baking, and ran raffles. In total they earned $1393.30 which is just short of their fundraising budget of $1500 that goes towards their community project.  Ka mau te wehi!!

As our school whakatauki says:

Ki te kura te Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka – tena koe

‘Mā te huruhuru, ka rere te manu’‘

(Feathers enable the bird to fly’)

By Robin Sutton

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