College – Issue 31

Joe as a Cashmere taonga and said he hoped College would “support and treasure him… or we might return and claim him back.” He finished by saying he was confident Joe had the skills, experience and knowledge to have a positive impact at Christ’s College and wished him all the best for the next stage of his career. The sun came out as Cashmere’s kaiako te reo maori Detroit Stirling stepped forward to speak and initiate the handover. The korowai was symbolically removed from Joe’s shoulders before he was ushered across to join his new College colleagues. Cashmere High School staff and students sang a waiata, Rev. Bosco Peters said a prayer and, finally, Joe made his first speech as a member of the College community. He described his time at Cashmere, where he was Assistant Principal, as a “massive” part of his life and although it was hard to leave such a fantastic school, said he was also “very much looking forward to working with and being part of the history, tradition and academic culture of College.”


College Issue 31 2016

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