Date: 29 September 2022
The ‘roof shout’ is a tradition on building sites in New Zealand and has become an event to look forward to at OHS, thanks to the plentiful, delicious baking done for the occasion by the wonderful Mrs Maureen Meyer.
For the first time this year, the house that students have built under the supervision of the indomitable Mr Ernie Meyer and Head of Department Mr David Eastwood is being purchased by Kāinga Ora, the crown agency that provides rental housing for New Zealanders in need.
The project allows students real experience in the building trades. They gain site safe qualifications and learn skills which provide them and their future employers with tangible benefits.
The project would not be as successful as it is without the support of many individuals and businesses. We are particularly grateful to Mr Ernie Meyer who volunteers on the site to work with our young people every day. Mr Peter Mayow lends his expertise and time to the school.
Thank you to:
Brierly Plumbing and Gas Services
BICTO- Robert Wlton
Groves Hardware- Michael and Ian
Paslode New Zealand
HiKoki- Andrew Way
Stanley Tools New Zealand- Jason Small
Textile Products - Bob Willis
Congratulations to students in the Building and Construction School who have learnt so many new skills and who have worked diligently so that the build will be completed on time.
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