Pacific island group at risk of collapse
Woy Woy South Public School's iconic Pacific Island Group is at risk of collapse if suitable program leaders cannot be found to replace outgoing leaders.
The Pacific Island Group program has provided a platform for Woy Woy South Public School students to learn more about the cultures and customs of the Pacific Islander people.
It is a unique offering not available in any other school on the Coast but is at risk of disbanding if suitable new leaders do not step forward, according to principal Mr Matt Barr.
"For the past seven years, our school has become well known across the Central Coast for our fabulous Pacific Island Group," said Mr Barr.
"Very few schools in the state could boast a program that has produced so many fabulous moments for students, staff and their parents.
"It is with tremendous gratitude, but great sadness, that our program leaders Jason and Michelle Tepuia and choreographer Tina have told us that due to lack of time they will no longer be able to lead the group.
"Jason and Michelle have three children who have moved on to high school, who formerly attended Woy Woy South and their time must now turn to them and their numerous pursuits.
"It goes without saying that we are truly grateful for the time and commitment that this family has given to our school over this seven year period.
"The impact of what has been achieved by the group will be long lasting and will no doubt be recalled by many students in years to come as some of their most treasured memories of primary school.
"Our school would love to continue this program in any form.
"If there are any community members who have the time, knowledge and interest to continue this great work, or something similar, please contact us at the school office.
"Our Pacific Island Group is a great example of how a simple idea and commitment became something amazing for our kids," Mr Barr said.
Newsletter, 22 May 2019
Matt Barr, Woy Woy South Public School