Today (11th October) we held our school powhiri to welcome our new principal Mrs Cavanagh, and 2 new teachers and our new students. Representatives from Orongomai Marae did the Kaikaranga or call to the manuhiri (guests), and spoke on behalf of both the tangata whenua (representing Silverstream School) and the manuhiri. Students, teachers and matua representing Maungaraki School also took part gifting Mrs Cavanagh to Silverstream School. Many thanks to all students, staff and parents who took part in the powhiri today, especially Matua Whaitiriri who led us all in waiata during the ceremony. Welcome Mrs Cavanagh.