Pae Tata

Tomorrow our Year 9 students will spend time reinforcing their understanding of our school values: Te Tūāpapa o Panuku. We refer to these activity days as Pae Tata which is an abbreviation of the whakatauki: ko te pae tawhiti- whāia kia tata, ko te pae tata whakamaua kia tīna. This means: Seek to bring distant horizons closer and sustain and maintain those that have been arrived at.
That is, hold onto our values while you strive for your goals!