Hampton Hill plans take shape
A rimu tree is to be planted as part of Tawa’s Hampton Hill School’s 50-year celebration.
Principal Kelly O’Leary said a committee of parents, teachers and former pupils of the Rimu St school was working to make the event special.
‘‘The rimu tree is really symbolic for us,’’ O’Leary said.
‘‘We call our kids rimu kids – Resilience, Integrity, Manaakitanga (kindness and generosity) and Unity.
‘‘We want it to be meaningful for our kids, so part of our learning around that time will be how our past has shaped what we do today.’’
The celebration will run over October 30 and 31, and will be a chance for former pupils to catch up and reminisce.
‘‘ We have got a couple of foundation pupils to help us on the organising committee, which is really exciting.’’ She said there had already been interest from former pupils.
Among the activities planned is a kapa haka by current pupils.