Seven of the partcipating schools in the Far North had a big couple of weeks with seventy five participants being graduated. It was an awesome experience and each graduation was attended by National Coordinator Di Das, along with various trustees from the local 2020 Far North ICT
We started on Wednesday 23rd at Awanui in the afternoon and then followed on in the early evening by Pukepoto. Thursday 24th saw Paparore hosting their graduation in the early evening. By this stage we were overcome with graduates excitement and enthusiasm (not to mention the copious amounts of food) that we had to take a couple of days break. The following Wednesday 30th saw Ngataki hosting their graduation in the afternoon with Te Kao following in the evening. Thursday 1st July saw Kohukohu and Rawene rounding off them all off.
All students conveyed their thanks to their tutors and I too must agree wholeheartedly and mention Tracey (Pukepoto), Carolyn (Awanui), Pat (Ngataki & Te Kao), Cheryl (Kohukohu), Nicole (Rawene) & Lee (Paparore) you tutors are the ones that make this programme such a success. To the following principals Barry(Pukepoto), Delwynne(Awanui), John (Ngataki), Netta (Te Kao), John (Paparore), Tanya (Kohukohu), & Maria (Rawene), andtheir boards thanks must go to you all for acting as the host. Without a place to study this could not have worked.
So now we have a couple of weeks to rest before we begin the cycle all ober again with some new schools.