Whaea Luana



Whaea Luana - we are sad beyond belief to lose you from our school and lives.    

So’o o le fau i le fau: In Unity Lies Strength


Community Service to Farewell and Celebrate the Life of Luana LEULUA'I

 Koraunui School staff, pupils and community feel privileged that Luana's family are gifting the wider community some time to farewell our precious taonga.  

All are welcome to join together at Walter Nash Centre, Tocker St entrance, on Friday 11 May, to be seated by 11.00am in the 'Polyfest' gym.

Parking available on netball courts.

Please wear 'Glee-ful' colours. Purple is Lu's favourite colour...just saying!

We plan for children to be involved in waiata, dance performances, and haka during the service so it would be great to have as many there as possible to farewell Whaea Luana in style.

You are welcome to contact principal@koraunui.school.nz with any queries. 







  • School will be closed for the day, so all staff can attend the community service planned for Whaea Luana.
  • KCC will not be operating on this day.
  • We encourage all parents to come along with their children to the community service to help celebrate Whaea Luana’s life.  Parents will need to be responsible for their own children as staff will have roles to carry out before, at and after the service.
  • Paper plates will be sent home today with children and we ask that those who can, provide food for after the service. This will need to be dropped at Walter Nash Stadium before the service begins on Friday.
  • We are happy to provide a bus for families to travel to and from Walter Nash Stadium if this is required.  Parents will need to travel on the bus with their children.  It is unlikely that there will be staff on the bus.  Please complete the request form by Thursday morning if you wish to travel on a bus.
  • At the service we will have a space at the front of the stadium for Koraunui School to sit.  The children will be on the carpet.


We have set up a Koha for Luana’s family to help them manage at this time. If you wish to make a koha we have the following ways this can be done.

  • Internet banking into the school account 123478 0015483 00, reference: Luana koha
  • Eftpos or cash at the school office


Message Book

We have a message book in the office foyer for anyone who would like to leave a message about Whaea


Messages to Farewell and Celebrate the Life of Luana LEULUA'I

Posted 18 days ago

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