The annual Year 12 exchange between King’s College and Otahuhu College is a long-standing tradition, which sees students from our neighbouring school coming together with students from King’s and building friendships in a relaxed, fun environment.
The morning started with a Chapel Service at King’s, where there were performances from Year 12 Taylor girls, Chrissy Kairua, Harriet Butt and Beau Adam, along with a performance from Major House and a solo from Fin McLachlan (Marsden). Students from both colleges also sung Amazing Grace together.
After this the students of Otahuhu and King’s were separated into two groups; the first group spending the morning at Otahuhu College and the second remaining at King’s College.
Throughout the day students were given a tour of each of the Colleges and given activities to complete, such as a chanting competition, judged by our very own Assistant Chaplain Onosai Auva’a.
Community Service Coordinator, Rosemary Carrington says that the exhange is a great opportunity for the students to strengthen their relationships with others in the community and make new friends.
“Students were a little apprehensive at first, but by the end of the day they were were exchanging contact details and commenting on the number of awesome new friends they had made,” says Carrington.
Students commented on how amazing it was to meet so many new people who went to school just up the road and how they had learnt more about the community, having a great day with fellow teenagers.
Assitant Chaplain and organiser of the day, Onosai Auva’a says that “the friendships gained at this event are invaluable. I attended the same exchange when I was a student at King’s (1998-2002) and am still in contact with friends that I made on that day."
The event was another great success and promises to continue for many years to come.