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Visiting our Historical Site

Updated: May 12, 2023

Sitting in a classroom and listening to the stories of our local history is one thing.

Standing at the site with all five senses playing a part in crafting and stimulating

imagination around the events that took place is another.

Awapuni School, in collaboration with Rangitāne historians and taonga are working

to explore the vast array of stories this beautiful rohe holds. Stories that have been

passed down from generation to generation. Some of these stories have also

crafted our school values. Manakitanga, Mana tangata, Mana atua and Mahi tahi.

In 2023 we have placed an emphasis on EOTC/ Local stories and the positive impact

it has on learning for all students. Our BOT and community believe that powerful learning happens in the outdoors and it creates experiences that will stay with our


Our kaiako have been set the challenge to explore our local sites of significance,

refine our history into kids speak and provide opportunities for imagination.

All teachers understand the requirements to create safety action plans (SAPs),

understanding road and cycle safety as well as planning the most efficient and safe

routes to our many destinations.

We have made a fantastic start to this kaupapa with many more adventures to


Principal / Nominated Contact: Tui Halatokoua

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