August 18, 2015
Ex Turakina head girl says we need to deliver and aspire to future needs of girls.
Former students of Turakina Girls College have been looking into ways of saving the school.
Former head girl Awerangi Tamihere says a Facebook page is collecting suggestions which would allow the former students to produce a co-ordinated solution with other parties such as iwi groups, the Presbyterian Church and the government to keep the school going in a relevant and sustainable way.
"I know theres suggestions and investigations at the moment in looking at how iwi can potentially have a role in supporting a go forward plan. We must not focus just on bricks and mortar. The most important thing is making sure we deliver an education programme that aspires to the future needs of our Maori girls. We must picture our solutions there and then lets look at where does the actual bricks and mortar fit in secondly" she says.
Awerangi Tamihere is calling on former pupils of the 110 year old school to participate in the Facebook discussions on co-ordinated strategies to save the school.
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