Many memories for principal
School was part family
After dedicating most of her professional life to Tokoroa Central School as a deputy principal and principal, Hine Ware stood down last week.
On Friday a powhiri was held to farewell Mrs Ware who began working at the school in May 1990.
‘‘I have been at the school for 20 years; five of those were as deputy principal and the remainder as principal.’’
Mrs Ware lives in Cambridge and previously worked as a deputy principal at Matarawa Primary School for five years.
She said she has a lot of memories from her time at Tokoroa Central Primary School.
‘‘There are just so many memories, particularly when you meet past students.
‘‘Also just keeping in touch with them and learning about where they are going,’’ she said.
‘‘Schools are all about children and families, and about the progress of the school.
‘‘I look forward to seeing further developments.’’
Mrs Ware appreciated last week’s service saying all she wanted was a normal assembly with the students.
‘‘I am honoured. I have been very privileged to be apart of Tokoroa Central School for this amount of time.
‘‘It has been a part of the family,’’ she said.
Another highlight was seeing the school host the 50th jubilee celebrations in 2004.
She now plans to start a vegetable garden and enjoy an early summer in Perth.
FAREWELLED: After 20 years as a deputy principal and principal at Tokoroa Central School, Hine Ware was farewelled last Friday.