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Te Mata School shows together we are stronger

Te Mata School commemorated the one-year anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle on 14 February 2024 by dressing in black and white and raising funds to continue supporting our local children.

Te Mata School decided to fundraise on this important day to promote a sense of community and encourage students and staff to work together towards a common goal. Deputy Principal Rebecca Northe says, “At Te Mata School we are learning community. We encourage our learners to seek their heights and act in the world around them. We strive to build our learners’ understanding and support them to make positive and impactful contributions to create a more productive, sustainable, inclusive, and caring world. We wanted to show that we can keep helping our local community if we do it together.”

Carlotta Bauer-Edwards, Family Works Hawke’s Bay Service Manager says, “It was lovely to see the students at the cheerful assembly on 16 February 2024. They can be very proud of what they’ve achieved together in making such a fabulous fundraising effort happen. The Family Works team are incredibly grateful for the money raised which will be used to support local tamariki with immediate needs right now.”

Hawke’s Bay, together we are truly stronger. If your school, group, or business would like to fundraise for Family Works this year you can contact, call 06 877 8193, or visit to learn more.

Photo: Family Works Hawke’s Bay Service Manager Carlotta Bauer-Edwards with Te Mata School Deputy Principal Rebecca Northe after the assembly 16 February 2024 where funds were handed over.
Photo: Collection sheets on Te Mata School classroom window showing a tick for every coin donated to Family Works Hawke’s Bay.