Moving on up

Pupils march to senior campus

BRIDGET RAILTON
Last updated 14:25 04/02/2014

James Hargest College pupils march from the junior to the senior campus in Invercargill

Hargest pupils
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James Hargest year nine pupils being bagpiped as they march between the junior campus along Layard St to the senior campus.

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The transition from year eight to year nine is always an important one. James Hargest College marked the occasion today with a ceremonial march between its junior and senior campuses. 

Principal Andy Wood said about 250 pupils were moving up from the school's junior campus to senior and to highlight the milestone the school had a tradition of marching along Layard St to the bigger campus. 

''We've created a sense of importance and ceremony around the move from Junior to Senior and the associated expectations that come with it," Mr Wood said. 

''They (the pupils) seem to really enjoy it. I spoke to some halfway along the street they enjoy the sense of occasion. It's a tradition we all enjoy.''

Once the pupils reached the Senior campus they, as well as other new year nines, who had come from full primary schools, were formally welcomed with a mihi whakatau (formal welcome). 

The school has been doing the march since it split into two campuses about nine years ago, Mr Wood said.

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