Prior to school starting, teachers and support staff came together for two days of professional development. Day One featured revisiting the Cornerstone Values of our school, Inclusive Practices and Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC). An "Amazing Race" had groups travelling around Rotorua and learning about places of interest that would appeal to students.
Day Two began with guest speaker Tom Poata, speaking about "belonging" and "making connections" in our community. A variety of EOTC activities, group presentations of our "Amazing Race" and a hangi completed our special two days together.