Upper Moutere School

Our Story, Our Place

The Reunion: Celebrating 150 Years!

After lots of learning about the past, who we are and where we come from, we packaged everything together into our Reunion Celebration with a whole school performance.

Over the weekend of 26th to the 28th of October, Upper Moutere School held its 150th Jubilee Celebrations. People came from all over the country to attend.

We all formed the numeral '150' to adorn the cover of the school cookbook to comemorate the celebration weekend.

We all formed the number 150 for the cover page of our School Cookbook comemorating the years of teaching and learning.

A great team helped everyone receive their comprehensive registration packs.

A great team worked hard to get everyone their fantastic registration packs.

Friday evening allowed the crowd to swap stories from the past and present.

Friday evening saw time for catching up with friends and sharing stories of the past and present.
We were a bit excited and nervous in front of a large crowd.

We were a bit nervous, as well as excited in front of a huge crowd.

Grant leds an interactive version of Old MacDaonald.

Grant starts off a modern interactive version of Old MacDonald.

The history of the area was condensed by Room 6 into 9 minutes of dance and drama to tell our story through the arts.

Early Maori in the Moutere.
Many new settlers came from Germany.

Early settlers found it tough to begin with but prospered on the land.

Lest we forget.

Lest We Forget.

Each year our school and 5 others from the Moutere Hills Cluster join together to participate in the Moutere Hills Athletics Day. This special occasion is held on the Saturday nearest the 11th of November marking Armistice Day, as it was originally created to celebrate the 'official' end of The Great War (WW1). This sports day, on the first anniversary of Armistice Day, was such a success it was decided it would become an annual event.

It has been held every year since that first day in 1919. Now that's history!

Off they go! Great race everyone.

The main race is the running of the 200m Peace Shield with the fastest runner from each school competing.

Room 5 rock 'n' rolling to 'Rock around the Clock'

Celebration Time!

Celebration Time!

Past and present students cutting the cake.

Cutting the cake.

… and we got to eat our cake as well!!!