Manea Ave achieved NCEA Level 1 Excellence and Mia Matapuku-Simonsen achieved a NCEA Level 1 Merit. Photo: Melina Etches/22051316
The Princess Anne Hall at Tereora College was packed with students for the first full assembly since the outbreak of Covid-19.
The assembly also marked the introduction of the Tereora prefects on stage in front of the students. Due to earlier Covid restrictions, the students did not experience the prefect investiture ceremony held earlier in the year.
The students sang with strong clear voices, singing
the college national anthem “Kia Toa” with pride.
During this special assembly, the New Zealand NCEA
Level 1 Merit certificates were also presented to students.
Principal of Tereora College Tania Morgan said it was
great to see the hall filled from top to bottom with students and parents who
had come to join in acknowledging 2021 achievers.
“As a first full school assembly, the atmosphere was definitely one of celebration,” Morgan said.
“Congratulations to our students who received
acknowledgments today, I was also proud to see a number of male students
College deputy head boy Daniel Tolosa said: “Looking
at the students from the stage was really different because we never had a
prefect induction, so I was kind of nervous as this was the first time for us
to be on stage and our first assembly for a long time.”
Tolosa, a Year 13 student, said he looked forward to
achieving higher grades, participating in athletics meets, and travelling
Prefect Asia Areora was pleased with the gift baskets
which were presented with each Merit certificate recipient.
“It definitely is a big thing with the assembly, I liked the inclusivity, and I’m loving the different developments with the students because last year with Covid nothing happened, so this year it should be like full power ahead. It’s going to be fun to see how the year pans out.”
Year 12 student Kube Taripo said the assembly was “very
exciting and it’s an honour to receive an award in a new school - which was a
big goal of mine, so I’m happy with what I’ve achieved”.
Feeling “excited and just really happy” prefect Heinarii Tauira-Law said, although last year was quite difficult with Covid, being part of the assembly felt good and “a great start to better things to come for our college and students”.
Tereora College Overall Endorsement 2021 NCEA Level 1:
Te Manga. Dwayne Matapo Merit, Maiata Newnham Merit, Caitlyn Tommy
Merit, John Simpson Merit, Moana Une Merit, Sally Matunga Excellence, Melani Thomson
Excellence, Athina Karika Excellence.
Te Kou. Chiyo Timoti Merit, Rakiki Brown Meri, Tuine Ngatokorua
Merit, Mia Matapuku-Simonsen Merit, Daniel Akavi Merit, Kanoa Kermode Merit, Johnny
Herman Merit, Heinarii Law Merit 2, Tamarua Pureau-Pukeiti Excellence, Manea Ave
Excellence , Vannes Sendito Excellence 2.