Year 10 Business Studies groups held a Market Day with 15 stalls selling a variety of hot dishes and a range of delectable desserts. The purpose of the event was to give a practical insight into the planning, production and retailing of a food product as well as demonstrating Corporate Social Responsibility, through the use of sustainable packaging.
Special guest, Mr Neihana Jacobs, Lecturer in Strategic Management and Māori Business at the University of Waikato, joined the staff to help judge the market stalls. A range of criteria included innovation, customer service, added-value and posters marketing their products also in Te Reo Maori to tie in with Maori Language week.
After the break, Mr Jacobs was joined by Year 12 and 13 Business and Te Reo students and Year 13 Economic students to share his expertise in Maori businesses, future pathways, Maori world perspectives and the importance of Putake, Tikanga, Kaitiakitanga and Rangatiratanga.