On Friday a special school assembly was held, where the children performed kapa haka performances, a song with custom lyrics to the tune of ‘We are Family’ and farewell speeches. Along with farewell gifts, the students presented Mr Avery with a korowai made by the students of Appleby.

As Principal, Graham Avery led Appleby School for 10 years and it is hard to contemplate Appleby School without him. He enabled a learning environment in which our children have adopted the GROWTH values and found their own strengths, to achieve their best and to further their enjoyment of learning. Graham guided Appleby School to continuously deliver impressive results not only academically but in sport, culture and leadership.