principal's welcome

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Ko Lisl taku ingoa

No Te Whanga A Ruawharo ahau

No te papakainga o te Awangaawanga o Hawea

Tolofa, Malo nei, Bula

Hi to all.

I am Lisl Prendergast - Whaea Lisl to our students.  I am from Hawkes Bay and I have come to help out for Term 1 in 2023 in our Senior Leadership Team.  It is a privilege to work alongside Kellas and Dan.  I have been a teacher for 50 years and I have been a Senior Leader for 30 of these years.  I started teaching at Makoura in 1973 and I was here for 3 years.  This college gave me a wonderful start in teaching and it is a real buzz to be back.  I have met many wonderful students already and it was a joy to present our Student Leaders with their badges at Assembly on Thursday but even better to meet them around a conference table with Gerald, as their mentor.

I am here as an extra pair of hands and I know I will enjoy working with all areas of the community.  I want to thank kaumatua Mika Kawana for his warm welcome.  My memories of Makoura College are all positive.  It is an innovative, creative school and our strategy should be to value this heritage and take it forward into the future.

No reira piki ake make ake I te toi huarewa

Te Ara o Tawhaki

Let us like Tawhaki pursue knowledge and wisdom

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa

Lisl Prendergast

Acting Tumuaki