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New Welcome at Picton School

Students at Picton School have been working together to design an amazing new waharoa for their school entrance: “Te Waharoa o Waitohi Kura”.

They have learnt about ecological building practices, and have put a huge amount of thought into how Picton School students identify themselves, what symbolises their place, and what their new waharoa might look like.


They had so much fun and did some great hands-on learning, trying out many different design techniques.  Model waharoa have been created using matchsticks, wooden blocks, playdough, lego, and even good old pencil and paper!

The students even made videos, to show their Board of Trustees their plans, and to seek funds to take the project from designs to reality.

Waharoa promotional video

Another waharoa promo!

This mahi shows us that students have some wonderful ideas and skills when it comes to having a say on building developments at their school.  We hope to see Picton School’s new waharoa sometime soon!