Powhiri on Monday 23rd May 

By admin Amesbury School | Posted: Friday May 20, 2016

Please join us at 9:15am on Monday to welcome new students and their families into the Amesbury School community.

A powhiri is a traditional Maori ritual whereby the host people (those who already belong - tangata whenua) welcome visitors (manuhiri) to our "marae" - school.  As a result of this encounter, the manuhiri are recognised as "friends" not "foe" and cease being manuhiri, but now count among the tangata whenua.