This year, around 30 Wellington East Girls’ College Students represented the school at the annual Ra Haka Day at ASB Arena. Ra Haka was created by the Kaahui Kaiako Maori o Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington Maori Teachers' Association) in 2010. The objectives were to encourage whakawhanaungatanga, manaakitanga, ako, kaitiakitanga, rangatiratanga, and leadership amongst our students and colleges in the area of Wellington to Otaki. We have 32 secondary schools/wharekura in this region. In the past, the Wellington region has not been strong in representing haka from our region, so Ra Haka is an opportunity to share haka, waiata, stories and the history of this area.
Congratulations to the girls who will make up the School Council team supporting the prefects, Bronnie and Kellie, in organising events like the Food Fair on Friday May 1st. Click here for a list of other prefects.
Year 10 - Georgia Brown, Greer Forde-MacNaughton, Alex Hewison-Burch, Emily Yee
Year 11 - Tara Cleverley, Kate Green, Sophie Reedy-Young, Trinity Scott
On Saturday 27 September, a group of around 40 East students and four staff will depart for Silicon Valley! The trip has been designed to give Digital Technologies students from East a first hand experience of what it would be like to work in the IT industry and includes visits to Google, Facebook and Microsoft. The trip has been two years in the making, and has received quite a lot of press - some of which can be accessed via the links below: