It was a fantastic surprise to find out that the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was planning a surprise visit to our school. It was very exciting to meet with her driver and then her security team because that is when we started to believe that she was really coming here. The Prime Minister was here to see how schools are using Sparklers to support student hauora,
and to view some of the work of Te Mana Ake.
She was genuinely interested in the children and took a lot of time out to speak with them and the staff. We were able to show her some of the trees that Jim and Carol Anderton had planted here over the years. Dr Megan Woods accompanied her to the school and we were delighted to see her as she has had a long time interest in our school and our community.
Te Ara Koropiko rocks it again.