Jacobs River School

Makaawhio reunion 2015
The Jacobs River School has closed for the last time and the property has been sold lock, stock and barrel to Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio.

This school has had a rich history for our Ngāti Māhaki whānau over the past 120 years. The school property was originally Māori reserve. It is situated right on the banks of our awa and in the shadow of Aoraki, and it has seen generations of Māhaki through the doors. Indeed, for most of its history the school roll was mostly whānau.

The Rūnanga Executive are now working through commercial possibilities for this special property, so watch this space.

In the meantime, we are also organising a school reunion for Waitangi Day weekend 2015 (Friday, 6 February and Saturday, 7 February), to be hosted at the school, Bruce Bay Hall and the marae. This is for all ex-students, teachers, parents and anyone else associated with the Jacobs River School and the Bruce Bay School. [Read more…]