Freyberg, Grey, Hobson and Cobham were House names at Tokoroa Intermediate for over 60 years, the start of the 2021 school year saw the introduction of our new Whare.
The introduction of these was instigated by a pupil at our school Torea Ford Takiri - when she learnt about the horrors of the Waikato Wars on a class trip.
Her Koro at Raukawa - the late Nigel Te Hiko was instrumental in creating our new whare, and these were presented to the school towards the end of last year.
Te Whare Pono, Te Whare Tika, Te Whare Honore and Te Whare Manaaki.
Room 10, along with Room's 9 and 3 are Te Whare Pono; the House of Hope, and blue is our colour.
We are extremely lucky to have Whaea Awhina lead us in learning the school karakia, whakatauki, and moteatea.
She has also taught the Whare the pepeha behind it, a great haka and a chant for our pepeha to a Michael Jackson song - exciting times!