This year the welcome for new students and their families was held on the field, prior to the Athletics Sports.
The following students spoke beautifully in their own languages; Kotaro Kobayashi (International, Japan ) Simi Veatupu, Torrance Reid, Sergio Brebner and Arin Ganga.
Thanks also to Mr Roger Fuaaletoelau and Mr Paul Reid, Old Boys, who are also parents of new students and who gave warm encouragement on behalf of the parents. Mr Dooley and Mr Bohte gave warm welcoming speeches. Mr Swann was, as usual, an accomplished MC.
Thanks once again to the students from St Dominic’s College, who performed Kai Whakaatu. Thank you to all who attended so respectfully and Kaumatua, Reverend and Mrs Paki, who presided.
Photos credit: Rob Peterson