Kia ora Makoura Whānau - Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou

During Easter weekend of 2018 (Friday 30 March 2018 - Sunday 1 April 2018), Makoura College celebrated 50 years of teaching and learning. It was an amazing opportunity for people to catch up with old friends, teachers and colleagues from their time at Makoura.  

Principal’s message

Kia ora koutou. Dear former students, staff and past and present friends of Makoura College

We very much hope you will be able to join us for our school’s 50th anniversary reunion celebration during Easter weekend 30th March - 1st April 2018.

Over the half century since those first Makora College classes of 1968, the school has been a focal point of challenge and inspiration for hundreds of the younger and older people connected with it.

There will no doubt be many vivid memories waiting to be activated by a return visit to the school, and the reunion weekend has been set up to provide a range of contexts for renewing friendships with familiar or perhaps partly forgotten faces from ‘old school’ days. Here is your opportunity to revisit those bygone formative moments and influences on site with the original ‘cast’(!)

Many thanks to the Makoura Reunion Committee for their planning and preparation. We look forward to a nostalgic weekend of reeling in the years.

Best wishes


Paul Green
Principal
Reunion Programme

Friday 30 March at Makoura College
  • 4.00pm - Powhiri 

  • 4.30pm - 5.30pm - Registration 

  • 5.30pm - 8.00pm - Mix and Mingle

Saturday 31 March at Makoura College
  • 10.00am - Additional registration

  • 11.00am - 4.00pm - Tour of the school, sports and cultural events, and memorabilia will be available during the day. 

Saturday 31 March at Copthorne
  • 6.00pm - Buffet Dinner
  • 8.00pm – midnight - School Disco in the College hall 

Sunday 1 April at Makoura College
  • 10.00am -12.30pm - Morning tea and farewells. Planting of a memorial tree.
Social Media

Connect with old friends, teachers and colleagues through social media by liking and sharing our Reunion Facebook page


Photos from the Reunion

Reunion Photographer Beau Elton captured images from the weekend including the pōwhiri, mix and mingle, Saturday day events, Saturday night events and Sunday morning.

Here's the link to Beau's online albums.  

In addition, a large number of photos have been supplied by former Makoura student Patrick Naera.

Photos from Saturday Day
Photos from Saturday Night
Photos from Sunday Morning


Thank you to the following sponsors
  • Breadcraft (Wai) Limited 
  • Caltex Chapel Street 
  • Furnware Limited 
  • M B Brown Limited 
  • Makoura College Board of Trustees 
  • Makoura Educational Trust Inc. 
  • Mitre 10 Mega Masterton 
  • Total Care Flooring Design