Many mem­o­ries for prin­ci­pal

School was part fam­ily

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

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.

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