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Year 11 Camp

Year 11 students have the honour of visiting Tūrangawaewae Marae, at Ngaruawahia. Our school is very proud of its close ties with this historic Tainui Marae, which was home to the former Māori Queen, 
Te Arikinui, Dame Te Ataairangikaahu, an Old Girl of the school.  

By staying on a Marae and participating in culturally based activities, students will gain further insights into, and an understanding of, Tīkanga Māori. Students who already have associations with the Marae will 
be able to share their knowledge with the other students.  During their stay, students will also participate 
in Kaupapa Māori workshops from Māu Rakau (Māori weaponry) and Ki o Rahi (traditional Māori ball 
sport) to Raranga (flax weaving) and the famous Marae Idol.  A service project along the Waikato River 
and up Taupiri Mountain is also being planned as well as the opportunity to participate in  Waka Ama on 
the Waikato River.