On Thursday, 22nd July 2010, the school was honored, by hosting a visit of the leader of the opposition party, Phil Goff. This visit came about following a regular visit to the school by Charles Chauvel, who was very impressed with all the work our school is currently doing on sustainability and the environment. Charles Chauvel is the shadow minister for the environment and he wanted to share our school’s work with his leader. Isn’t this an honour!
I was extremely proud of the students during this special visit, as individuals and groups shone in presenting speeches, powerpoint presentations, singing etc to the Minister. Our choir beautifully sang three of their ArtSplash songs, our Kapa Haka group presented a waiata under the guidance of Greg Hawkins and Micheline Evans, and our Room 1 boys again did the haka. Emily Mingins gave her winning speech “why we should not have homework” from the Hills Schools’ Speech Competition and Jessica Rees-Malloch presented her letter which the Forest and Bird Society will be publishing in their magazine regarding the EnviroHouse. We trust that Phil Goff took away wonderful memories from Maungaraki School.
Itinerary for Hon. Phil Goff and Charles Chauvel