Last week we held our Mihi Whakatau to welcome our Term 3 and 4 starters. A Mihi Whakatau is a traditional Maori greeting where we can formally welcome our new starters and their families into our school.
We were joined by the senior kapa haka group who performed as the visitors came into Autahi.
Gillian welcomed everybody for coming before Rosa and Tommy both bravely shared their mihi's. We sang some waiata with the help of our seniors and John on the guitar followed by a hongi.
Afterwards we shared some kai to wrap up the event. It was a great occasion to celebrate all the lovely new faces joining as at Worser Bay School. As someone who joined the school this year, I felt a great sense of welcome from everyone involved. I feel privileged to be part of such a caring and passionate community.