Have vans, will travel

Two new vans for Gisborne Girls' High School.

Two new vans for Gisborne Girls' High School.

Admiring the new livery are (from left) DJ Hiraka-Love, Elizabeth Tufunga, Maslyn Kora, Princess Tomoana, Te Aomihia Waikari-Maurirere, Ebony Hodgetts and Chariss Roia Moore. Picture by Liam Clayton

Gisborne Girls’ High School has two new vans, thanks to the New Zealand Community Trust.

Principal Jan Kumar said the trust had a history of helping the school get to events out of town and they were “very grateful”.

“Whenever we take students out of Gisborne for educational opportunities it is the travel that is the greatest cost, so having our own vehicles helps to reduce that.”

The new vehicles are already in high demand.

Girls’ High applied for the funding at the end of last year and received $85,000 to buy the new vehicles.

The school now has three vans available, which greatly increases its ability to transport students and reduces the need to hire vehicles.

The vans will be used for outdoor education, sports and cultural trips.

NZCT distributes the net proceeds from gambling gaming machines.

Gisborne Girls’ High School has two new vans, thanks to the New Zealand Community Trust.

Principal Jan Kumar said the trust had a history of helping the school get to events out of town and they were “very grateful”.

“Whenever we take students out of Gisborne for educational opportunities it is the travel that is the greatest cost, so having our own vehicles helps to reduce that.”

The new vehicles are already in high demand.

Girls’ High applied for the funding at the end of last year and received $85,000 to buy the new vehicles.

The school now has three vans available, which greatly increases its ability to transport students and reduces the need to hire vehicles.

The vans will be used for outdoor education, sports and cultural trips.

NZCT distributes the net proceeds from gambling gaming machines.

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