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Cheer and Dance Nationals

15th November, 2017

The Motueka High Cheerleading team recently competed at the New Zealand Cheer and Dance Nationals.
Across all division entered the teams placed- which is a fantastic result for a team who only started competing last year.

For the level 2 stunt group, the MHS golden girls placed 2nd.
The level 3 stunt group, MHS Xtreme, placed 3rd.

The Intensity team placed 3rd in the school team division.

Kaitlyn Bremner placed 3rd in her cheer solo and Linn Brinhildsen places 4th.

Myah Limmer placed 1st in the Jazz solo.

A fantastic weekend in Wellington, showcasing the amazing talent we have at our school

Major General Sandy Thomas – Motueka High School Old Boy

3rd November, 2017

Major General Sandy Thomas, who has died aged 98, won a DSO and two Military Crosses in the course of a highly adventurous Army career.

In January 1941 Thomas sailed with 23 New Zealand Bn (23 NZB) for Greece. Greatly outnumbered, the Allies were driven out and staged a defensive battle in Crete. On May 20, in the key Maleme area, he led his platoon in an attack on enemy paratroopers who had landed and were holding a strong position. His platoon killed 25 of the enemy – Thomas killed five of these – and took three prisoners.

On the following day, when his platoon was being shelled by a Bofors gun, he brought a captured mortar into action, scored a direct hit on the Bofors and put it out of action. He then bombed the aerodrome and led a counter-attack on the village of Galatas.

Badly wounded in the thigh by a grenade and an explosive bullet, he was taken prisoner and flown to a hospital near Corinth. He feared that his leg would be amputated – the wound took 15 months to heal – but after he was moved to a hospital in Athens, he began to recover and made a number of attempts to escape.

In August he escaped with another soldier by crawling under the wire surrounding the hospital. After three days they reached Port Rafti where they were spotted by a Greek policeman, arrested and returned to the hospital. They were put in separate cells but, after two weeks of solitary confinement and subsisting on bread and water, they escaped again. This time, they were caught going through the wire.

Thomas’s next scheme was to stage his own death and escape from his coffin when it was taken to the cemetery

Thomas’s next scheme was to stage his own death with the help of a British doctor and escape from his coffin when it was taken to the cemetery. He was lying in bed, apparently dead, when a German doctor paid a surprise visit. The man drew back the sheet but it was too much for Thomas and the two burst out laughing.

He made another attempt by stowing away in a ration truck, but he was a large man and the 6 in-high tailboard did not conceal him. A sentry spotted him, fired his rifle and forced the driver to stop.

He was taken to Army HQ, but when he was left alone for a moment, he grabbed a mop and pail from a cleaning woman and walked out of the building into the street. After a good meal in a nearby restaurant, he was arrested. This time he was court-martialled but was let off with a warning because of the severity of his wound.

At the end of October, with 49 other PoWs, he was taken to Salonika in the cargo ship Kreta. There were 10 Germans on board and only three of them on guard at any one time. He tried to persuade his fellow prisoners to overpower them and throw them overboard but they were too frightened.

After a fortnight in a PoW camp, he and a brother officer worked for three nights to loosen the bolts of their cell door but when they had got it open, the man lost his nerve and Thomas escaped alone. He had to run and then throw himself down on the ground a dozen times as the searchlight beam swept across the compound. He crawled along a ditch and under the wire before scaling a wall and getting into the town. On his way to Mount Athos in search of sanctuary, he heard that a submarine was in the vicinity but an attempt to make contact failed.

The wound in his leg re-opened and he became seriously ill and was cared for in a number of monasteries. While he was hiding at the St Lawrence monastery, it was raided by a German patrol who had heard that a British officer might be concealed there. After being dressed in black robes and with a cowl that partly covered his face, he climbed up on to the roof and dropped through a skylight into a walled-up cell.

If the Germans managed to find him, they would be told that he was a dangerous mute

There were chains hanging from the walls and manacles for his wrists and ankles and he was warned to fasten himself with these. If the Germans managed to find him, they would be told that he was a dangerous mute. The soldiers searched the dungeons, chapel, cells and hospital for hours.

They interrogated 300 monks and when they came to his cell they tapped on the walls in the hope of finding a hidden entrance. That night, the monks plied them with wine. In the morning, the drunk Germans staggered around the courtyard in the snow loosing off shots from their Lugers.

After moving from place to place, dodging enemy patrols and hiding in the mountains, Thomas fell in with other escaped PoWs. Several attempts to get away in stolen fishing boats failed. On one occasion, at the height of a gale, they were unable to lower sail. The waterlogged boat was careering through huge seas and could have foundered at any moment.

Thomas and his companions had given up bailing and resorted to prayer when a violent cross-wind pitched the boat on its side. The boom swung over and, with a terrific crack, the sail split in two, shredded and blew away into the sea. The boat answered to the helm once more. A miracle, it seemed, had saved them.

Eventually, he and his comrades got away in a 40 ft fishing boat and landed on the coast of Turkey. Having spent the night in a verminous police cell, he emerged unkempt in his ragged clothes to greet the British consul from Smyrna. The consul was wearing immaculate flannel trousers and a Royal Yacht Club blazer and had brought two Rolls-Royces with him. Thomas was awarded an MC for his exploits in Crete and a Bar to the medal for his courage and endurance in escaping despite the pain from his wound.

Walter Babington Thomas, the son of a farmer, was born on June 29 1919 on a farm at Motueka, near Nelson, on New Zealand’s South Island. He was educated at Motueka District High School before working for the Bank of New Zealand.

On the outbreak of the Second World War, he joined the Army and was commissioned into 23 NZB. In May 1940, he embarked in a troopship and arrived in Glasgow the following month just after the fall of France and the evacuation from Dunkirk. One of the new recruits to his platoon was the son of Major General Bernard (later Lieutenant-General Lord) Freyberg, a hero of the New Zealand Army with a VC from the First World War.

After his escape to Turkey, using his influence with Freyberg, he managed to stay with 23 NZB rather than be evacuated to hospital and spent some weeks as an instructor at the Middle East Training Centre, Gaza, Palestine, before rejoining his battalion as a company commander in January 1943.

In March, he took part in the Battle of the Tebaga Gap, Tunisia, and, the following month, in a night attack on Takrouna, a hilltop village overlooking the Gulf of Hammamet. The battalion commander was wounded early in the battle and Thomas, then a captain, assumed command.

The battalion came under heavy fire, there were numerous casualties from anti-personnel mines, and the darkness and unexpected difficulty of having to fight for the start line led to confusion and uncertainty. He rallied the men and led them in fierce close-quarter fighting across the start line and established a defendable position deep within enemy lines.

After daylight, large numbers of the enemy were killed or captured, but despite being isolated for many hours, the battalion held its position until relieved. He was awarded an Immediate DSO. The citation paid tribute to his tactical skill, offensive spirit and inspiring leadership.

He had a spell of leave in New Zealand and shortly after rejoining the battalion in southern Italy, aged 24, he was appointed CO and was an outstanding front line commander in heavy fighting for the rest of the campaign. After the war, he was awarded the American Silver Star and commanded 22 NZB in Japan as part of the Commonwealth occupying forces.

In 1947 he transferred to the British Army and joined 2nd Bn The Royal Hampshire Regiment as a company commander on garrison duty in Austria. Three years at the War Office was followed by a one-year course at Staff College and then a move to Kenya during the Mau Mau emergency as brigade major of 39 Infantry Brigade Group. He was mentioned in despatches. On one occasion, he was flying to Mombasa in a light aircraft when the pilot got lost. They ran out of fuel and crash landed in the sea. Thomas had to swim ashore to get help.

Sandy Thomas CB DSO Sandy Thomas CB DSO
Thomas at the wheel while serving in the Yemen CREDIT: R HAMPS MUSEUM

A return to regimental service with the Hampshires in Malaya and BAOR was followed by a staff appointment in Australia, first in Melbourne as part of the UK Joint Services Liaison Staff and then in Canberra on the staff of the High Commissioner, Lord Carrington.

He then moved to the Yemen where he commanded 4th Bn of the Aden Protectorate Levies, comprised of hill tribesmen with an element of British officers and NCOs. His family acquired a menagerie; a puppy, two gazelles and a monkey.

Towards the end of his tour, as guest of the local Emir, he was in a village inspecting a new medical centre, when he felt a large blow in the back. A heavily built Arab, armed with a dagger, had stabbed him and knocked him to the ground before attacking the Emir. The political officer jumped on the assailant who was disarmed and made a prisoner. The man turned out to be a militant Islamist sheikh. Thomas had one rib nearly severed and another badly cut but after a week he recovered.

In 1962, he was posted to HQ I Division BAOR as AA & QMG before commanding 12 Infantry Brigade Group. He was promoted to major general in 1968 and appointed GOC 5th Division in England. Early in 1970, he moved to Singapore as chief of staff at HQ South-East Asia and, subsequently, became the last commander of Far East Land Forces. Most of his duties were concerned with planning the withdrawal of the large military establishment together with its associated bases and training areas in Malaysia and Brunei.

Appointed CB in 1971, he retired from the Army that year and moved to Darwin, Australia, before settling in Queensland. There, on his ranch, he planted colourful trees, gave talks to local schoolchildren, lectured young Army officers, tamed parrots and made friends with the wallabies and kangaroos.

A tall, well-built man, with great charm, humour and intelligence, Thomas was a consummate military professional, fearless and a natural leader. In 2011, aged 92, he revisited Crete for the 70th anniversary and was received as a hero at all the celebrations. He never missed reunions with his comrades of the 23rd Battalion. His books sold in large numbers. He published Dare to be Free (1951); Touch of Pitch (1956); and Pathways to Adventure (with Denis McLean, 2004).

Sandy Thomas married, in 1947, Iredale Lauchlan, the widowed sister of Group Captain Leonard Trent VC, DFC. She predeceased him and he is survived by their three daughters.


Major General Sandy Thomas, born June 29 1919, died October 22 2017


2nd October, 2017

May Takahashi has sucessfully won a very tight race to become the next Student Trustee.

Congratulations May and a huge thank you to Tagan Stringer who has represented the students over the past year.


Motueka High School – an example of a high school doing innovative things

14th September, 2017

Motueka High School had a write up in the Environmental Education for Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan.Rose Hipkins citied Motueka High School as an example of a high school doing innovative things with curriculum at the recent Deputy Principals Conference held in New Plymouth recently

Student Smartphone Winner – Opportunities Beyond School

13th September, 2017
Motueka High School Library and Motueka Library (Michele Ayres and Janine Gillons)  collaborated on a project this year to deliver a series of sessions to school leavers on Opportunities beyond school.
Speakers from Motueka community gave their time to present budgeting, work skills, job opportunities, easy cooking,  gap year and travel.
Noel Leeming kindly  donated a Samsung Smartphone for one lucky student attending these sessions. This was won by 2017 school leaver Pounamu Soochoon.
Pounamu was presented with her phone in Year 13 levels assembly by Motueka High School Librarian Michele Ayres

Please see the Events listing for the latest updates

14th November, 2016

2016 Scholarship Winners

10th November, 2016

Motueka High School wishes to congratulate the 2016 scholarship and major prize winners. These young men and women are well educated and well prepared for their future challenges whether entering future study or the workforce. Our thanks to all the scholarship sponsors for their generous donations and ongoing support of Motueka High School. They are: • Kina Beach Trust • Grete Smith Memorial Trust • McKee Trust • ITM • Manoy Trust • Nelson Federation of Graduate Women Trust • W.E. Rowling Trust • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology • Safe and Sound • Shirley Hobson Riwaka Educational Trust • University of Otago.

aaron-bunn-head-boy-2016-university-of-otago-alumni-appeal-entrance-scholarship-top-5-all-round-studentAaron Bunn – Head Boy – University of Otago Alumni Appeal Entrance Scholarship






hine-markham-nicklin-head-girl-maori-studetn-achievement-top-maori-senior-science-good-fellowship-and-kina-scholarshipHine Markham-Nicklin – Head Girl – Kina Beach Scholarship






hannah-gordonHannah Gordon – Dux – McKee Trust Scholarship for Excellence in Science, AICA Chemistry Prize, University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship, University of Otago Vice Chancellors Scholarship and Kina Beach Scholarship





rachael-wood-kina-scholarship-safe-and-sound-scholarship-top-5-all-round-studentRachael Wood – Kina Beach Scholarship and Safe and Sound Scholarship






jack-tibbs-proxime-accessit-kina-scholarship-top-year-13-student-contactJack Tibbs – Proxime Accessit






abby-seymour-arts-captain-grete-smith-scholarship-top-all-round-studentAbby Seymour – Grete Smith Memorial Scholarship for Creativity, Top All Round Student






risi-pouri-lane-itm-scholarship-kaitaunaki-whanauRisaleaana Pouri-Lane – ITM Sport Performance Scholarship






jemima-meegan-manoy-scholarshipJemima Meegan – Manoy Scholarship






eden-meser-jeremy-temple-white-prize-nelson-fed-of-graduate-women-trust-jaycee-cup-for-year-13-speechEden Meser – Nelson Federation of Graduate Women Trust Study Award






fletcher-frater-top-year-13-boy-science-sponsored-by-network-tasman-and-top-year-13-student-overall-statistics-calculus-academic-blueFletcher Frater – W.E. Rowling Memorial Scholarship Nominee






lani-richards-nmit-scholarship-top-form-class-leaderLani Richards – Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Scholarship






brooke-kenning-1Brooke Kenning – Shirley Hobson Memorial Riwaka Educational Scholarship






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2016 Senior Prizegiving award and Scholarship recipients

10th November, 2016

NCEA Level 3

Max McAlpine, First equal in Music,

Tori Walls, First equal in Outdoor Education,

Morgan Barker, First in Gateway,

Billy Bathgate, First equal in Music,

Ellie Dennis, First in Digital Technology,

Brooke Kenning, First in Primary Industries,

Laura-Alice Langridge, First equal in Outdoor Education,

Dale Carter, First in Engineering,

Georgia Elliston, First in English, High Achiever in Graphics

Hayley Garlick, First equal in Drama, High Achiever in Painting

Birte Hildebrand, First in Food and Nutrition, High Achiever in Geography & Tourism

Rachael Wood, First in Horticulture, High Achiever in Calculus & Physics

Fletcher Frater, First in Statistics, High Achiever in Calculus, Chemistry & Physics”

Abby Seymour, First in History & Painting, High Achiever in English

Eden Meser, First in Photography and first equal in Drama, High Achiever in Media Studies

Tess Haunch, First in Geography & Physical Education, High Achiever in Graphics

Hine Markham Nicklin, First in Media Studies and first equal in Design, High Achiever in Biology & Young Enterprise

Jack Tibbs, First in Accounting & Distance Learning (Economics),High Achiever in English & Statistics

Heidi Grainger, First in Graphics & Tourism and first equal in Design, High Achiever in Photography

Hannah Gordon, First in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry & Physics”, High Achiever in History

NCEA Level 2

Zoe Lightfoot, First in Tourism,

Zoe Cowling, First in Painting,

Benjamin Cudby, First in Engineering,

Ryan Whittaker, First in Sport and Leadership,

Ellen O’Cain, First in Design,

William Davis, First equal in English,

Victoria Binns, First in Fabric Technology,

Kase Walker, First in Music,

Tania-Rose Hausman, First in Gateway,

Krystina O’Connor-Jurgens, First in Photography,

Tia Winkler Stringer, First in Outdoor Education,

Luke Rubie, First in Horticulture,

Thorben Peppler, First in English as an Additional Language,

Sydnee Wilkins, First in Physical Education,

Josh Wemyss, First in Chemistry, High Achiever in Mathematics

Mitchell Archibald, First in Automotive Engineering, High Achiever in Graphics

Quin Vuiyasawa, First in Furniture and Building, High Achiever in Music

Megan Hendren, First equal in Dance, High Achiever in Physical Education & Tourism

Zion August, First in Health, High Achiever in Biology & History

Shania Pascoe, First equal in Drama, High Achiever in Biology & Physics

Laura Wilkinson, First in Biology and first equal in Drama,

Sophia Motley, First in Digital Technology & Distance Learning (Accounting), High Achiever in History

Maia Piggott, First in Food and Nutrition and first equal in Dance,High Achiever in Health

Jack Coakley, First in French & History and first equal in English,

Simon Vincent, First in Graphics & Mathematics and first equal in Physics, High Achiever in Biology (Level L3) & Chemistry

NCEA Level 1

Shaquille Rangi, First in Physical Education,

Cadyn Goodman, First in Primary Industries,

Antonia Lerbs, First in French,

Stella Stevens, First in Drama,

Connor Black, First in Music,

Cherees du Plessis, First in Outdoor Education,

Sarah Sowerby, First in Media Studies, High Achiever in Graphics

Susie Adams, First in Engineering, High Achiever in Science

Lauren Walker, First in Horticulture, High Achiever in Geography

Samantha Krammer, First in Furniture and Building, High Achiever in Visual Art

Dane Chea, First in Dance, High Achiever in Food and Nutrition

Karen Sangha, First in Accounting, High Achiever in Digital Technology & Science

Pamela Currie, First in Food and Nutrition, High Achiever in English, Mathematics & Physical Education”

Casey Boyes, First in Digital Technology & Mathematics,

Hannah Gale, First in Geography & Health,

Ella Ward, First in Fabric Technology & History, High Achiever in Visual Art, English & Science”

Jasmin Mosimann, First in Visual Art, Distance Learning (German), English, Graphics & Science, High Achiever in Mathematics

Special Prizes

Arts Captain, Abby Seymour

Arts Captain, Jack Ayers

Community Services Captain, Jordan Francois

Community Services Captain, Laura-Alice Langridge

Environmental Captain, Conor Kennedy

Environmental Captain, Hayley Garlick

International Student Captain, Jamie Cudby

International Student Captain, Hannah Gordon

Kaitaunaki Whanau, Peyton Neha Manihera

Kaitaunaki Whanau, Risaleaana Pouri-Lane

Sports Captain, Samantha Trevurza

Sports Captain, Tess Haunch

Head Boy, Aaron Bunn

Head Girl, Hine Markham Nicklin

Best contribution to Performing Arts, Kase Walker

Board Of Trustees Student Representative, Tori Holden

Cameron Prize for Digital Technology, Sophia Motley

Design Work In Clothing Prize, Victoria Binns

Engagement in Calculus Award, Kendall Spark

Jeremy Temple White Prize “To encourage the pursuit of art in either a recreational or vocational field”, Eden Meser

Joanna Bastings Memorial Cup for Excellence in Year 12 English, Ra Buchanan

Migrant Student Academic Achievement Award, Eduardo Madia

Motueka High School Cup Manage Self, Have Respect, Strive to Learn, Emma Gillions

Most Improved Maori Language Student, Canaan Neha Manihera

Primary Industries Year One, Cadyn Goodman

Speech Prize Year 13 Jaycee Cup, Eden Meser

State Cinema Cup for application and effort in Sound and Lighting, Michael Pickering-Webb

Top Form Class Leader, Lani Richards

Top Year 11 Girl Science sponsored by Network Tasman, Jasmin Mosimann

Top Year 11 Boy Science sponsored by Network Tasman, Hunter Chung

Top Year 12 Girl Science sponsored by Network Tasman, Shania Pascoe

Top Year 12 Boy Science sponsored by Network Tasman, Simon Vincent

Top Year 13 Girl Science sponsored by Network Tasman, Hannah Gordon

Top Year 13 Boy Science sponsored by Network Tasman, Fletcher Frater

Top Year 11 Student Contact, Molly Faulkner

Top Year 12 Student Contact, Isaac Bensemann

Top Year 13 Student Contact, Jack Tibbs

Weka Literary Prize Poetry, Stella Stevens

Weka Literary Prize Prose, Sarah Sowerby

Good Fellowship, Hine Markham Nicklin

Good Fellowship, Luke Cunningham

Whenua Iti Outdoor Education Award, Emma Arp

Year 12 Good Person, Good Paddler, Ben Cudby

Year 13 Good Person, Good Paddler, Dale Carter

Top Year 13 Student Overall Statistics & Calculus, Fletcher Frater

Motueka High School Environmental Award – In recognition for a positive contribution to the awareness of the Tasman natural environment, and the school’s biodiversity enhancement work, Hayley Garlick

Year 11 Outdoor Education Achievement Award, Hunter Chung

Megan Hebberd Memorial Cup for Leadership in Outdoor Education, Laura-Alice Langridge

AICA Chemistry Prize NCEA L3, Hannah Gordon

McKee Trust Scholarship for Excellence in Science, Hannah Gordon

Maori Student Achievement Tuakana Maori, Hine Markham Nicklin

Nga Toa Ngaki Kai Hort Research Science Award for Top Maori Senior Science Student, Hine Markham Nicklin

AICA Chemistry Prize NCEA L2, Simon Vincent

Faith Jackson Trophy for Top Student in Year 12 Mathematics, Simon Vincent

Institute Of Physics Prize for NCEA L2, Simon Vincent

Grete Smith Memorial Scholarship for Creativity, Abby Seymour

ITM Sport Performance Scholarship, Risaleaana Pouri-Lane

Kina Scholarship, Jack Tibbs

Kina Scholarship, Kendall Spark

Kina Scholarship, Hannah Gordon

Kina Scholarships, Rachael Wood

Kina Scholarships, Hine Markham Nicklin

Manoy Scholarship, Jemima Meegan

McKee Trust Scholarship Nominee, Georgia Elliston

Nelson Federation Of Graduate Women Trust Study Award, Eden Meser

Safe and Sound Scholarship, Rachael Wood

Shirley Hobson Riwaka Educational Scholarship, Brooke Kenning

W.E. Rowling Scholarship Nominee, Fletcher Frater

NMIT Scholarship, Lani Richards

University of Otago Alumni Appeal Entrance Scholarship, Aaron Bunn

University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship, Hannah Gordon

University of Otago Vice Chancellors Scholarship, Hannah Gordon

W.E. Rowling Scholarship Nominee, Fletcher Frater

Top of the South Trades Academy Student of the Year Award for Adventure Tourism Leadership Level 3, Amanda Fitisemanu

Manoy Scholarship, Jemima Meegan

Top All Round Student, Abby Seymour

Top 5 All Round Student, Rachael Wood

Top 5 All Round Student, Aaron Bunn

Top 5 All Round Student, Hannah Gordon

Top 5 All Round Student, Abby Seymour

Top 5 All Round Student, Hayley Garlick

Academic Blue, Rachael Wood

Academic Blue, Jack Tibbs

Academic Blue, Fletcher Frater

Academic Blue, Hannah Gordon

Academic Blue, Abby Seymour

Proxime Accessit, Jack Tibbs

Dux, Hannah Gordon

Board of Trustees Election Results

7th June, 2016

Declaration of Board of Trustees Parent Election Results

At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled, it was declared by the Returning Officer, that the following were duly elected:

Boissevain, Sue; Johnston, Leeon; King, Bashan; Maru, Brent; Pouri-Lane, Lealofi,

Board of Trustee Student Representative

1st October, 2015

Congratulations Tagan Stringer who is our newly elected Board of Trustee Student Representative.  Tagan takes over from Tori Holden in this role.  It is the first time in the schools history that a Year 9 student has been elected.  Thank you Tori for the excellent contributions you have made whilst on the Board of Trustees.

Emerging Talent Scholarship Applications – Closing Date 30 October 2017

5th August, 2015

As an extension to our Gifted and Talented programme for Year 8 students and in preparation for students seeking tertiary scholarships (i.e. Kina, McKee and Manoy), Motueka High School are offering 3 scholarships to recognize emerging talent for three Year 9 students in 2017:



  • Registration in or attendance of at least one Gifted and Talented workshop at Motueka High School in Year 7 or 8.
  • Completion of an application form and essay submission by 30 October 2017.
  • Must be a New Zealand resident.
  • Must attend Motueka High School for Year 9 and 10 to receive the scholarship.



  •  Two years free school fees at Motueka High School (includes school and course fees only, not extra-curricular activities).
  • Provision of a school uniform package (one off issue).
  • Provision of stationery (one off issue).
  • Acknowledgment of scholarship in local and school media and at sponsors’ premises.


CLOSING DATE:                                                 30 October 2017 

Shortlisting Review by Panel:                    2 November- 6 November 2017

Successful Applicants Advised:                 8-10 November 2017

Unsuccessful Applicants Advised:            8-10 November 2017

Please submit your application to Nicki Saunders-Loder, Motueka High School or by email – by the close off date.

Cultural Education Signing Ceremony – Motueka High School & Supporting Partners

23rd July, 2015

Back in May 2015, we reached a significant milestone in raising funds from our community, iwi and other organisations to enable us to build a Cultural Education Centre at Motueka High School.  To recognise our achievements at that stage – a signing ceremony was held.  Below is a link to the footage of that ceremony.

We again take this opportunity to thank ITM, NBS, NRAIT, Wakatu, The Canterbury Community Trust and look forward to seeing the Cultural Education Centre built in the near future.


Upcoming events

Clothing Mart: Tues/Wed 16/17 January 2018
9am to 4pm Second hand Clothing Market in the School hall
Deans available: Wed/Thur 24/25 January 2018
School Hall
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