Last evening I attended the Puketapu School Prizegiving for the fifth consecutive year. When I first went to the School's prizegiving Wendy and Martin had all four children at the school. Now just the two youngest are there and Wendy is on the School's Board of Trustees.
The whole playground area is in an amphitheatre and there were probably over five hundred people present to watch the prizegiving and performances by the children: in the above photo the youngest children are performing a Kapa haka.
Fraser - on the left - holding the Orton Cup for the most improved performer in Year 7. By a remarkable coincidence the Cup had been donated by friends of Wendy and Martin.
So today I am thankful for the privilege of being part of the Geddes family and to have seen the children develop and flourish at such a wonderful school in such beautiful rural surroundings.