Posts Tagged ‘Hato Paora College’

Hato Pāora College students learn science through the use of Māori legends Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Massey University’s Pūhoro science, technology, engineering and maths academy a help young Māori minds session for more than 150 teenagers at IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute (IPU) last Friday. Students from Hato Pāora College took part in a programme. The photograph above shows Hato Pāora College students trying to build a hydraulic arm powered by Read more

Hato Pāora old boy sworn in as Māori Land Court judge Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Judge Damian Hohepa Stone was sworn in as a Māori Land Court judge in the presence of 300 family, friends and colleagues last Friday. His former school Hato Pāora College hosted the event. Stone says he hopes events like this will help inspire the current students. “I am now part of a judicial group who have Read more

Māori boarding school’s new direction Comments 0

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

With the demise of Māori boarding schools, the new principal at Hato Paora College has a personal stake in the school’s survival. Former student Nathan Matthews has returned to his old stomping ground to lead the school.  Continue reading Related Posts:Hato Pāora old boy appointed college principalHato Petera closedBriefing paper lists Hato Petera’s financial woesBid Read more

Hato Pāora old boy appointed college principal Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Dr Nathan Matthews has been appointed the new principal of Hato Pāora College, the Catholic Māori boarding school for boys near Feilding. He is an old boy of the school and his son Caleb is the school’s head boy this year. Matthews will be formally welcomed next month but he doesn’t start until 1 October. Sean Read more

Catholic Māori boys’ school driver training Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2018
Hato Pāora College students to have restricted driver's licence before leaving school

A Catholic Māori boys’ secondary school near Feilding is pushing students to gain their restricted driver’s licence before they leave the school. Hato Pāora College principal, Sean Bristow, says most of his pupils are fulltime boarders. They miss out on driver training. “Ninety-seven per cent of our boys are boarders and, with that, comes challenges Read more

Hato Pāora College — knitting away my doubts Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

This time a year ago, I started knitting a blanket for my son in preparation for his departure to Hato Pāora, a Catholic Māori boys’ boarding school in Feilding. I’d never so much as knitted a scarf in my life, but somehow I got it into my head that he needed to take with him Read more

Hato Pāora student wins SINGout4JUSTICE prize Comments 0

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Standing out from a record number of entries, a Hato Pāora College student’s song Now or Never has won the senior category in the annual SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition. Responding to the theme ‘The Time is Now!’ that was set by competition organisers Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, the Year 12 student highlighted the importance of Read more

Hato Pāora College rises to the challenge Comments 0

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

A Catholic education wasn’t something that we ever considered for our kids. It’s not that we had anything against it — it’s just that we’re not Catholic. Not very religious at all, really. Yet in the four months since our son started at Hato Pāora College in Feilding, I’ve been pretty impressed. I had my Read more

Hato Paora paid sleeping boarding staff under minimum wage Comments 0

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

A Manawatu boarding school has been told it should be paying its staff, no matter if they are asleep or awake. Hato Paora Trust Board, the group which runs Hato Paora College, has been told by the Employment Relations Authority it did not legally pay at least minimum wage to nine current and former employees Read more

Who are you, and what have you done with my son? Comments 0

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

One of the most daunting things about sending our boy to boarding school was that, for the first six weeks, aside from handwritten letters, we weren’t allowed to have any contact with him. In the pre-email, pre-free calling era, this would have been fairly standard. Back in the day, boarding school parents didn’t have much choice Read more