It was fantastic to see over 220 ‘Dads and Lads’ for this year’s event that took place on Friday 30 August.

Our special guest speaker was Pita Alatini. Pita is a former professional rugby union footballer who played for the All Blacks, 4 Super Rugby franchises, and in Japan. Pita shared his journey from a boy playing in the back yard with his brothers, to representing New Zealand as an All Black. His story of success, failure and the support of his family was inspiring, with many students and adults reporting that his message resonated with them.


Many thanks to all the male staff who worked really hard to put on a fantastic and important event. A special thanks goes to Richard Weightman who organised our guest speaker and then expertly interviewed him during our bacon and egg breakfast.