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Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi (With your basket and my basket the people will live).

A huge téná rawa atu koe (thank you very much) to the committee and all involved for the amazing way you all worked as a whanau to support our first Hangi fundraiser.

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The Rosmini College Maori and Pasifika Breakfast was held in the Tindall Auditorium on Thursday, 18th February. The Maori and Pasifika Breakfast celebrates the many successes of Maori and Pasifika students in their Academic, Sporting, Cultural and Community lives. At this year’s Breakfast, Year 12 students, James Roots (16) of Torbay and Tamarau McGahan (16) of Beachhaven were appointed Whanau Leaders, with fellow Year 12 students, Sebastian Stewart (16) of Northcote and David Meki (16) of Sunnynook then appointed as Pasifika Leaders. The Breakfast’s Guest Speaker was Mike Moka.

Congratulations to our two under 16 Waka Ama teams Who placed 1st and 3rd in the 8km Takapuna Beach cup race on Saturday.

Congratulations to the boys who participated in the Waka Ama Auckland Champs on Saturday. Our J16a team won the 500m and 250m Plate final while the J19 team made it to the Plate final to came 5th overall. We would like to thank all the parents for their on going support in taking the boys to the early morning training as well as their amazing support on the day.

Waka Ama will start back up at the end of Term 3.

Last term, Rosmini College welcomed a new HOD of Maori, Heke Ngapua Rankin (B.Ed). Heke was born and raised in Reweti and he has tribal affiliations with Ngapuhi and Ngatiwhatua. Heke is “passionate about teaching Maori to all cultures” and wishes “to engage all nationalities about the importance of Maori culture through teaching Haka and the language in exciting ways.” Consequently, he has written the Rosmini College Haka – Poutokomanawa – which his students are currently practising: 

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