Big night for Titahi Bay pupils
The motto: ‘Lest we forget’
Pupils, staff, whanau and RSA members shared their experiences and achievements at Titahi Bay Intermediate School’s end of term trophy awards night on March 31.
The pupils have been learning through the theme of ‘‘Lest We Forget’’.
On the night, the children shared the poetry and writing they had done about the war and marched and sang the Maori Battalion march.
Servicemen experiences awards.
The evening ended with the sound of the bugle, played by Colin Simpson, the ode was recited in te reo Maori by Aporo Joyce and in English by Dave Brown of Porirua RSA.
Pupils receiving the academic excellence award were privileged to receive their award from 93-year-old John Thomas.
Thomas is one of the last surviving Wellington- based members of the 28th Maori Battalion.
related their and presented
Excellence in Languages, presented by Aporo Joyce of Porirua RSA. From left, Jayda Rua, Oscar Elias, Jireh Pirihi, Clevelynd Maki-Tuara, Joel Holmes, Harrison Down.
Excellence in Maanakitanga, presented by John Hanna of Porirua RSA. From left, Lily Topham, Rudy Gudsell, Jack McMahon, James Dawson, Xzavia Rua, Madeleine VaiLittle.