On Monday 6th of March Room 5 had our Noho Marae (a stay over at school). We went to Ruapekapeka Pa to learn about the battle that took place there and to understand the significance of it; for many of us it is our maunga. When we arrived back at school we got to swim... for ages! We loved it! Before bed Matua David taught us the correct protocol for staying in a marae; keeping our beds tidy, not bringing school bags inside as they have had food in there, not to wrestle or run around the beds and not to sit on our pillows. We learnt a lot and had a fun time... although we were all very tired the next day!