Monday, March 25, 2013

'Top of the South' Area Schools' Tournament

We have 120 teenagers from six other schools visiting for the Top of the South Area Schools' Tournament. 
Area Schools are located in rural areas throughout New Zealand and cater for students from Years 0-13.
This tournament includes sporting and cultural events 
for the older students from:
Reefton Area School
Collingwood Area School
Rai Valley Area School
Tapawera Area School
Murchison Area School
Karamea Area School
and South Westland Area School.
Visiting students are billeted with school and community families for the week. 

View Top of the South Area Schools in a larger map

The first day started with a powhiri to welcome the visitors to our school.
The visitors were called in:
Powhiri 1 from Judy McKenzie on Vimeo.

and welcomed with a waiata (song):
Powhiri 2 from Judy McKenzie on Vimeo.

Each of the other schools spoke and sang waiata, 
then we finished with the Fair Play Code 
and two more waiata:
Powhiri 3 from Judy McKenzie on Vimeo.
Powhiri 4 from Judy McKenzie on Vimeo.

We hope all tournament participants enjoy their week.

Did you billet some students for the week?
Have you attended a powhiri?
How do you welcome visiting groups to your school?

1 comment:

  1. Dear B4
    All of our billets were from Murchison.they were fun to play with.And they walked ornd the street every night.
    They played Dylan's nerf gun and shot Dylan's lego light tower.
    They liked playing table soccer and won most of the games.
    And when they walked past our door I poked my head out the door and said good morning.
    And when they left a box of chocolate.

    From Mason