A proper closing ceremony for Hāwera Intermediate College, held in a big gazebo on the varsity grounds, was attended by a whole bunch.
The college bell rang at Hāwera Intermediate College for the final time on Friday, signaling the tip of its 61-year existence.
A proper closing ceremony, held in a big gazebo on the varsity grounds, was attended by a whole bunch of individuals together with college students, whānau, iwi, employees each previous and current, group leaders and Ministry of Schooling employees.
The intermediate and Hāwera Excessive College are merging to type an excellent faculty known as Te Paepae o Aotea that can serve college students from Years 7 – 15.
Speeches had been delivered, and waiata had been sung by the varsity’s 330 college students who sat on tarps as rain battered the celebrations.
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Present principal Neryda Sullivan had attended the intermediate as a scholar, and in her speech mirrored on a number of recollections from that point, together with social dances, making ready luncheon in cooking class – and even a primary kiss behind the bike shed.
“We thank all who’ve contributed throughout our city who’ve made Hāwera Intermediate a superb place to belong to.
“We’re happy with our college, and we’ve got gratitude for the numerous fantastic years of collaboration that we’ve got loved.”
Sullivan stated like all colleges, the intermediate had skilled ups and downs, however the faculty had performed a essential function in being a focus of the group.
“It is good to have the ability to have fun as a group the tip of the varsity, so yeah, a number of bittersweet feelings.
“It has been an enormous, huge job to get so far.”
Former principal Craig Simpson had led the varsity in the course of the devastating fireplace in 2015 which had performed a task within the merger of the intermediate and highschool – which was in want of intensive repairs.
He spoke of some notable occurrences that had taken place all through the varsity’s historical past, from calf days, to a go to from the Governor-Common, to polio vaccines, to ladies getting an opportunity to vote on whether or not they need to put on berets.
From subsequent week college students are away on camp and whereas they’re away, furnishings and provides might be moved to Hāwera Excessive College the place the intermediate college students will perform their ultimate time period of the 12 months.
Each colleges will shut formally on the finish of the 12 months and type Te Paepae o Aotea which is able to open in 2023.
Yr seven scholar Hoani Hockley stated he was excited in regards to the shift to the highschool which his brother presently attends.
Know-how and the upcoming camp had been highlights of his time on the faculty.