King’s a true part of Otahuhu community

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Our students were an integral part of the annual Otahuhu Family Fun Day, which took place on Saturday 25 February.  

The Otahuhu Family Fun Day is a popular free community event for families. 100 of our students were involved, helping out with a variety of activities throughout the day, ensuring the event was a success.

The King’s College Burtones performed to an enthusiastic crowd, as students served candy floss at the side of stage. Our students were also responsible for manning the rubbish bins and making sure waste was sorted into the correct bins.  Meanwhile on the field, students ably supervised two bouncy castles and a sumo wrestling game. 

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In the King’s tent there was a ‘decorate your own cupcake’ stall and a free sausage sizzle. Face painting was another popular activity amongst those attending, evidenced by the long line running out of the tent.

KCOCA Executive Officer and Otahuhu Family Fun Day committee member Jasmine Kovach says the students were incredibly kind and enthusiastic.

“The committee is so grateful for all their hard work – they really went above and beyond to make sure all those present had a wonderful day.”

Reverend Warren Watson was also in attendance helping at the event praised the efforts throughout the day to keep children safe and looked after. 

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“It was a “privilege and a joy to work alongside our King’s students,” he says.

“It's so true, 'it is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Thank you to Mrs Carrington and Mr Auva'a and our team of Sacristans for all their help on the day.”

We look forward to working with our local community on the next Otahuhu Family Fun Day in 2018.

Year 13 student Janneke Zwager (Middlemore) who helped run the cupcake stand says it was great to be able to give something back to the community and hopes King’s involvement in the Otahuhu Family Fun Day will continue in future.

“It was really awesome to meet the families from our Kings community. I hope the Family Fun Day continues in the future and that King’s are involved each year.”