Our journey began in 2020 with a group of parents and staff who met voluntarily to plan our Rongoa.
Student voice was gathered and included in the plan. Staff attended Rongoa Garden courses to learn about the significance of Rongoa (well being).
Our Kaumatua Papa Ngaro blessed our garden with our Kapa Haka group enabling us to start the process of creating our garden.
We engaged a landscape designer to design our garden from our humble plan and landscapers to create the garden on our whenua. The beautiful Koru symbolises new life and hope.
We are grateful to our community for their contributions. Especially to families who donated helping us buy plants and those who worked hard to make this happen.
Our next steps are to develop our curriculum using the Rongoa Garden as context for learning te reo Māori as a school.