Saturday, 6 February 2016

Waitangi Day

This is our first week back at school and know we get an extra day off in weekends as it is a long weekend as it is Waitangi weekend.Every year on 6 February, New Zealand marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. In that year, representatives of the British Crown and over 500 Māori chiefs signed what is often considered to be New Zealand’s founding document. The day was first officially commemorated in 1934, and it has been a public holiday since 1974. Also if the celebration falls on a weekend all the workers get an extra day off on Monday so every teacher and student at Auroa Primary School with be staying at home and get a extra day of rest which helps as it was a very busy first week at school. But we made it!! Do you celebrate Waitangi weekend? If you have any questions comment below let me know I love hearing from you.

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