Staff and students at Cashmere High School were excited and privileged to welcome Prince Charles, Camilla and Jacinda Ardern to the school on Friday, 22nd November.
The kapa haka group performed a loud and powerful haka as the visitors entered the Performing Arts Centre.
Head boy Okirano Tilaia welcomed the royals and the prime minister and spoke about the student vigil he organised following the March 15 mosque attacks. Prince Charles then addressed the crowd and praised the efforts made by Cashmere High School students following the attacks.
Following the assembly the royals met with students before moving into a private meeting with families directly affected by the mosque attacks.