Mr Burt (my school Principal) explained to us why he was coming to Tamaki. He said that, "He is coming to launch the Tamaki Transformation Project." We talked with Mr Burt about how its important to raise mindware of the community at the same time as we change the housing. The word 'mindware' means the way you make choices about things and why you make them. Mr Key is also helping with our local facilities and with our area's housing problems.
As I went into the Ruapotoka Marae I sat down as part of the Tangata Whenua. Tangata Whenua means you are part of the area hosting - in this case I was because I live in the Tamaki Area. When John Key was coming into the marae he was welcomed warmly by people of our area and marae. After that they had a talk about the community and what they will do to help it improve. It was time for people to have a kai.
After the Prime Minister had a little snack HE WAS READY TO INTERVIEW US!!
We waited for him just outside the Marae. The Prime Minister came outside and boy were we ready to interview!!
First Sela greeted him and told him about somethings that he may be interested in. Then it was my turn. The questions that I had for him were good because they really brought out the thought of his ideas for the community.
At the end of the interview I gave him an invitation a flash drive so that when he plugged in the flash drive he would see what ideas we had for our area. So then I asked him if he and the Minister of Education could come along to our school so that we could share our ideas with him. And guess what happened? He said YES!!! I was thrilled to hear that word come out of his mouth so then we thanked him for his time and returned to school very happy.