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The Year 13 Te Reo Māori class recently visited Wellington to support their classroom learning concerning contemporary Māori political issues. The students had the opportunity to meet and discuss issues of significance with Labour Ministers Kelvin Davis (Te Tai Tokerau), Peeni Henare (Tāmaki Makaurau), and Green MP, Chloe Swarbrick (List MP based in Auckland Central).
The students particularly enjoyed the close interaction with the MPs and also gave practical advice on the issues that are important to rangatahi Māori such as mental health, climate change, child poverty, and the high cost of living for whānau living in Tamaki Makaurau.
The students also attended leadership workshops at Massey and Victoria University where they were inspired by the stories of current Māori students. The advice they gave to our students was to find your passion, persevere, and to always have good people around you.
Ngā mihi aroha to Belinda Weepu, Tayla Cook, Whaea Materoa Moses, Nerissa Henry, Aunty Gaylene Maurice for supporting our senior students on this trip.