Term 3 2019

Term 3 2019

Cook Island Language Week

On Monday the 5th of August we celebrated Cook Island Language Week at our school.  The theme for this year is:

Taku rama, taau toi: ora te reo  (My torch, your adze: the language lives)

To celebrate Cook Island Language Week, the Student Councillors sang a song called ‘Te tere nei’.  This song is a popular children’s song, sung during church.  It;s about the train going to  heaven and everyone needs to hop on board.

See below for some photos of the Student Councillors in action.


Click here to view a video of the Student Councillors performing.

Mihi Whakatau for Mr Holt

On Monday the 22nd of July we welcomed our new Principal, Mr Holt, to Papatoetoe Central School.  The year 3-6 students attended the Mihi Whakatau to welcome Mr Holt, with performances from the Kapa Haka Group and songs of welcome from all the students.  A number of staff and students from Mr Holt’s previous school, Manurewa Intermediate, came to farewell him and they performed a wonderful song and haka and presented the school with trees and seeds to plant as a link between our schools.

See below fro some photos of the Mihi Whakatau.