During the past 3 weeks the students in Pukeko have been working on a mural for the office foyer. Mrs Finucane is very proud of all of the students and for Mrs Preston’s help to make the background.
When you start at Stanley Avenue School you are placed not only into a classroom, but also a “house” team. These groups have been named after place names in our School Whakatauki and are also associated with a colour.
This year we are calling these teams, “Waka” Teams. A waka is a symbol of pride and unity. It also represents a journey, just as we are all on a learning journey at Stanley Avenue School.
Our Waka teams help to create a culture of togetherness, belonging and being part of something bigger than ourselves. They support us to make connections with others and bring students together to work towards a common goal.
As Pukeko have worked together to create this mural, we also acknowledge the importance of being in a Waka team.
“He waka eke noa”
A canoe in which we are all in, with no exception. We are all in this together…