Christmas Parade, 2016.

Photos now published! Click on the Student Work and Activities tab; then Special Events; then Christmas Parade 2016; Under the Sea.

Wow, what an amazing Friday – a wonderful, joyful parade ending with…first place and a trophy for the Community Float category in the annual Christmas Parade! There are simply just too many people to thank but a particular mention must go to Michele Wilson, Tui’s mummy, for being our inspiration. You drove this and we thank you deeply for all your time and effort. Much appreciation must also go to the Bay of Islands College students who came with you to school on a number of occasions to help you design and assemble our incredible interpretation of ‘Under the Sea’.

Many thanks also to all our wonderful sponsors and suppliers of materials, to Paul for driving the float, to our PTA for your support with the float and the barbecue and to all the parents and caregivers who chipped in and prepared their children for this memorable float around Paihia.

Finally, well done to our children – you were incredible. You were creative, full of Christmas cheer and you clearly had a great time. It was the best attended parade that I have attended and you should all be very proud of yourselves and your school.

About Simon McGowan

Hello everyone. I am the new Principal at Opua School and am delighted to be so. I arrived in New Zealand in 1999, after teaching in the UK for 13 years, and very soon became the Deputy Principal at Bay of Islands College. I finished there at the end of 2012 after being appointed as the Principal of the best little school in the universe. I feel so privileged and very excited.
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