Whangaparāoa School found a unique, contactless way to give students a send off at the start of the school holidays.
Its Honk and Wave Parade, held on Friday, October 1, saw staff decorate their cars and form convoys, honking as they drove past the homes of their students – from Gulf Harbour to Ōrewa. Children decorated their letterboxes and stood out the front holding signs.
Students attending school under lockdown decorated the fence and waved placards. Balloons and the school emblem, the orca, were everywhere.
Around 50 cars took part. Organiser, deputy principal Jo Kember, says they wanted to end the term with a bit of fun.
“We congratulate the children on a great term of learning under difficult circumstances,” she says.