Stepping Up 2016

28 October 2016 / Posted by Janszoon Education

This year's 'Stepping Up' meeting, where we bring together the outgoing 2016 and incoming 2017 student leadership teams, was hosted at the Onetahua marae in Pohara. We also invited other members of the Project Janszoon and DOC teams to join us - which meant we had a bigger crowd than usual for the day.

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The morning started with a powhiri and followed up with morning tea, introductions, and ended with a presentation on the art and design of the marae by Robin Slow.  After lunch we returned to the wharenui for a slideshow review of the year, then split into 2016/2017 groups for some activities before wrapping up with presentations.

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A huge thank you to Bev Purdie of Manawhenua ki mohua who helped make this event possible. It was her suggestion to bring the students to the marae for this important meeting where we transition our new student leaders into their roles. We think it was fantastic - and we couldn't have asked for better hosts!!!

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We're hoping to do the same thing at next year's stepping up meeting at Te Awhina marae. Stay tuned!

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Click on this file link to see the slideshow as a pdf: 2016-Year-in-Review-SlideshowSm.pdf