Posts Tagged ‘Hato Paora College’

Hato Pāora College old boys celebrate 75 years

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Māori Catholic boys’ school, Hato Pāora College, celebrated its 75th jubilee over Labour Weekend. Generations of former students gathered to reminisce about their time at the celebrated school. As one past pupil said: “We are unique. We are the only Māori Catholic Boys College in the world! So let’s remember; let’s celebrate; let’s build a Read more

Fund will allow Hato Paora to improve living environment

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Hato Pāori College timuaki, principal, Nathan Matthews said he was pleased with the announcement of a new $20 million fund for Māori boarding schools. “The ability to upgrade our facilities is timely. Our preference would be to put it into pastoral care, because [students] spend 17 hours in the living environment and only seven hours Read more

Financial support promised for Māori boarding schools

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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Labour says it will recognise the important role Māori boarding schools play in growing future Māori leaders by committing $20 million to a fund designed to provide them with financial support to continue to house, educate and manaaki rangatahi in their care. Only four of an original nine schools remain in Aotearoa; Hukarere College, St Read more

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

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

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

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

Hato Pāora old boy appointed college principal

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

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

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

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