Noho Marae Trip - Book it in!

By: Angela Johnston | Posted Sunday April 2, 2017

After holding noho maraes at school in previous years, we will now have an exciting opportunity to be able to hold one on a marae. We invite all our students to join us; parents are also very welcome.

After reading the details below please complete this Google form by the end of this week, Friday 7 April.  All students will need a form submitted please.  There is space on the form for parents to indicate if they will also be attending. 

Group 1: Monday 15 May - Tuesday 16 May. This consists of Lisa's, Natasha's, Hazel's, Mike's, Steph's and Jee's whanau groups.

Group 2: Tuesday 16 May - Wednesday 17 May.  This group consists of Demelza's, Georgia's, Anna's, Derek's, Gemma's and Gem's whanau groups.

We have attempted to have siblings in the same group. However it hasn't been possible for that to work for all siblings.  If your children are on different days and you would like to request one child changes into the other group please email Angela at  This option is only available for siblings.


9:15am         Depart school on buses

10am             Powhiri welcome onto marae and morning tea

11:30am      Local history activities

1pm                Lunch

2pm                Afternoon activities

4pm              Afternoon tea and concert preparations

6:30pm      Dinner, concert, bed

7am              Wake up, breakfast

9am             Marae farewell

9:30am      Maidstone Park forest walk and playground

11am          H2O extreme swimming pool

12:30pm   Bus back to school

1:15pm     Lunch at school.  Afternoon programme

3:00pm     Home time

The total cost of $55 will be invoiced to you and added to your child's school account.  Dinner on the first day and breakfast and lunch on second day is covered in these costs. 

Children will need a normal packed lunch for the first day, jacket, walking shoes, sun hat, drink bottle,  clothes for second day, sleeping bag and toiletries. We will confirm next term whether bed rolls are required.  Mufti can be worn on both days -  no uniform required.

Parents who would like to attend will need the same equipment.  Due to limited space on the buses we ask that parents find their own transport to Upper Hutt.  Costs for parents is $45.

We hope as many students as possible will attend and look forward to this exciting opportunity. 

Warm regards, 

The Amesbury team


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