Year 12
Pictured above are: Adelene Grey, Paige Warren-Nevelagi, Madison Forbes, Victoria Tupara, Tyla Flavell, Talia Ruru, Alyssa Murtagh, Jake Murtagh.

KATTI (Kei ā Tātou Te Ihi) is a programme for Year 12 students which utilises a range of collaborative (Mahitahi) and theory based (Akoranga) activities to encourage Tauira (students of Māori descent) to develop and reflect upon their own potential, as individuals and as part of Whānau, Hapū, and Iwi.

Through the concept of ‘whanaungatanga’ and ‘leadership’, Tauira identified the qualities and attributes that are relevant to them, to emulate the qualities of an effective leader; in order to use these skills to enhance their own career aspirations.

One of the activities required groups, made up of students from various schools, to create a 45 second video clip which reflected their view on rangatiratanga, while including a nominated whakatauki.

They were also treated to guest speaker Taroa Williams, who is currently working on his PhD. He encouraged students to recognise that they are leaders and ambassadors for their people. He asked students to be the best they could be, and to take the opportunities that will subsequently come their way. A key message for all to consider.