All students and parents are invited to this unique overnight experience at Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt. See the details below and complete the Google form.After holding noho maraes at school in previous years, we will now have an exciting opportunity to be able to hold one on a marae. We invite all our students to join us; parents are also very welcome.
After reading the details below please complete this Google form by the end of this week, Friday 7 April. All students will need a form submitted please. There is space on the form for parents to indicate if they will also be attending.
Group 1: Monday 15 May - Tuesday 16 May. This consists of Lisa's, Natasha's, Hazel's, Mike's, Steph's and Jee's whanau groups.
Group 2: Tuesday 16 May - Wednesday 17 May. This group consists of Demelza's, Georgia's, Anna's, Derek's, Gemma's and Gem's whanau groups.
We have attempted to have siblings in the same group. However it hasn't been possible for that to work for all siblings. If your children are on different days and you would like to request one child changes into the other group please email Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org. This option is only available for siblings.
9:15am Depart school on buses
10am Powhiri welcome onto marae and morning tea
11:30am Local history activities
2pm Afternoon activities
4pm Afternoon tea and concert preparations
6:30pm Dinner, concert, bed
7am Wake up, breakfast
9am Marae farewell
9:30am Maidstone Park forest walk and playground
11am H2O extreme swimming pool
12:30pm Bus back to school
1:15pm Lunch at school. Afternoon programme
3:00pm Home time
The total cost of $55 will be invoiced to you and added to your child's school account. Dinner on the first day and breakfast and lunch on second day is covered in these costs.
Children will need a normal packed lunch for the first day, jacket, walking shoes, sun hat, drink bottle, clothes for second day, sleeping bag and toiletries. We will confirm next term whether bed rolls are required. Mufti can be worn on both days - no uniform required.
Parents who would like to attend will need the same equipment. Due to limited space on the buses we ask that parents find their own transport to Upper Hutt. Costs for parents is $45.
We hope as many students as possible will attend and look forward to this exciting opportunity.
The Amesbury team
By Angela Johnston