Hāto Pētera entities come together to keep doors open

Talisa Kupenga
  • Tāmaki Makaurau

He mahere hei kaupare i te katinga o te kāreti o Hato Petera kua whakatakotohia ake, e ai ki te heamana o te rōpū tiaki o mua, o Te Whānau o Hato Petera. Koinei te kura katorika Māori kotahi o te motu mā ngā taitamatāne me ngā taitamawāhine, ā, hei tā Rudy Taylor, nō te whakatūhanga o tētahi rōpū hou i tēnei tau, ko Hato Petera Ltd te ingoa, kua kotahi mai te whānau, ā, kua takoto ake te ara e noho puare tonu ai te kura. 

E hui ngātahi ana ēnei rangatira kia ora tonu ai te kura o Hato Petera a ngā tau e heke mai nei.

E ai ki te hemana o Hato Petera Ltd a Rudy Taylor, “We've got to build a bridge to accept that we have our differences but we have a strong opinion of how we can work together. So there is a lot of reflections but at the same time it's about the children not about personalities."

I ngā tau tata nei kua kite te rōpū whakahaere o te kura, te Hāhi Katorika ki Tāmaki, i ngā raru whakahaere poari, kuranoho, me ngā nama whakauru ki te kura. Nā tēnei i whakamātau rātou i te kura, ā, ko te whakatau ka kati pea te kura a te tau e heke mai nei.

Hei tā te tumuaki o Hato Petera a John Mathews, “The junior hostel closed in October and then in December they closed the senior dorms meaning no housing for our students this year for 2016. A lot of the whanau [were] voting by their feet this last year because of their grievances not being heard or not seeming to be heard and so Rudy has come on board, he's investigated things and has created solutions."

I tēnei wā kua whakahoungia ngā whakahaere, te whanaungatanga hoki, kua tuwhera anō ngā wharenoho, ā, he rautaki hou e haere ana. Nā tēnei kua kite kē te kakenga o ngā nama tauira.

"It's our board's belief that the college is absolutely viable. Our role numbers are growing, so we started with 36 and we've got up to 49,” hei tā Mathews.

E ai kit e hemana o te poari o Hato Petera Board a Mate Webb, “I have heard just last week another 24 children have been enrolled by their families to come to school here. There's no way we will give up see this school close down.”

He huihui tonu kei te haere engari ko te kōrero a ēnei rangatira, e kore e kati i a rātou te kēti ki konei.