On Saturday 8th May we held our annual Mother & Son High Tea. Over 200 mothers, grandmothers and students soaked up the ambience of the pink and mauve decorated gymnasium and were indulged with an afternoon of food, friendship and emotions as they listened to our speakers.
Upon arrival ladies were not only given a champagne glass with bubbles (non-alcoholic) but were entertained by the jazz combo of Alex, Alec and Will. This was professional and set the scene for the promise of a wonderful afternoon.
Mums were then directed to the photo booth to get their photo taken with their son. The food was deftly served by the delightful student leaders and tea or coffee was had from beautiful vintage fine china. Photos can be viewed HERE.
Unfortunately, due to last minute work commitments, our special guest speaker, Mrs Kaiora Tipene, was unable to attend. However, Mr Gerry Bhote had everyone laughing, mesmerised and in tears as he introduced and spoke about his mother. Sadly, his mother passed away during lockdown last year. This made all Gerry shared very emotive and touching. He blessed us as he shared how his mother blessed his life and many others.
Isaac McLennan, Year 7 gave a touching tribute to his mother and how every moment is special and how she ‘really has his back’.
Zyrus Heteraka spoke about how special his grandmother is and how she has made a difference in his life even though not a ‘blood’ relative. He encouraged all the boys to appreciate their mum and grandmothers.
Taona read out a blessing about and to mothers.
We did have to close off registration quite early as seats filled up very fast this year. Thank you to all who attended, and we look forward to the 2022 Mother and Son High Tea. We will have the Father & Son Breakfast in September, so do book in as soon as possible when this opens up.
We thank the sponsors of the afternoon who provided goods for the gift bags and/or prizes.
- Palamino Superette
- Bamboo Spa
- Elizabeth Michael
- Best Blooms Florist
- Brand Partners
- Simply Homemade
- John Fabian
- Hemp Connect
- PaknSave Westgate
- Fix & Fogg
- Earthbound Honey