We have had a busy start to the year. First term was Polyhood and all the Pasifika students came together to showcase cultural dance and music. This is the 14th year of Polyhood so we can say it is now one of the longest running performance traditions in the School. Students worked hard for weeks before the show and the seniors taught and supported the junior students. One of the great things is that students from all years come together and work on all aspects of the show including lighting and sound. Former students also volunteer and it was great to have recent graduate Mahonri Akaiti back on board. It was a great night for everyone that performed, helped out or attended. The video is in our school public drive.
MultiPride held our first 'Let's Talk About It' in the Junior School in Term 1. Some Year 7 students spoke about not feeling comfortable. MultiPride are working to introduce a mentoring program into the school and supported the students who now say that they feel more comfortable at school. Students know that if they see a MultiPride student, who will be wearing a Maroon Jumper and/or MultiPride badge, in the grounds of the school that they can go talk to them about any issue.
Students are now preparing for the EID festival on Tuesday 26th June. This is the third year of the EID festival and again students love coming together and celebrating their culture. There will be more on this event in the next newsletter.