This whakatauki captures my thoughts as you leave Te Puna Wai o Waipapa, Hagley College:
Kia hoki atu te waewae
kia hoki mai te whakairo
kia whaka tōmuri
te haere whakamua.
As you leave this place, let your thoughts and memories return – walk into your future with your eyes fixed on the past.
You are part of a unique 160 year old secondary school.
Be proud to have
been here, be proud to speak well and to think well of this place, your
place, Te Puna Wai o Waipapa, Hagley College.
My very best wishes for 2019 and beyond.
Ngā mihi nui kia koutou