Northcross welcomed new staff, Year 7 students and a number of new Year 8 students with a school powhiri on the first official school day. Our 1200 plus students were smartly presented in their NX uniforms and were as equally impressive in the respect shown during the ceremony. It was wonderful to see our kapa haka students from last year, return as year 8’s and sing so strongly as they welcomed the teachers and new students onto the grounds of our school.
Our kaupapa, or philosophy, at Northcross, is one where all students can respect the languages and cultures that make up the learning environment and that all people feel a connectedness with being a part of our school’s whanau. Mr Jensen, Mr Tredray and Mr Savage all gave a special welcome to all those new to Northcross this year, and also acknowledged those who have contributed to the NX culture over the years. We can all look forward to making 2019 another amazing year.