As part of the celebration of Neighbours Day 2011 Mataura School’s senior class (Year 6) wrote an invitation to households neighbouring the school inviting them to celebrate Neighbours Day at a morning tea at the school.
The children hand delivered the invitations and prepared scones and other baking to host their neighbours in the community room at the school. Later, school Principal Susan Dennison said that she could not believe how many people turned up, ‘‘I was teaching so by the time I got there, honestly the room was full — absolutely chocker,’’

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