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The Duke Race is going Virtual!

Due to Covid-19, The Great Auckland Duck Race this year is going VIRTUAL. Instead of cheering on your duck by the white-water rapids at Vector Wero Whitewater Park, do it from the comfort of your couch!

Vote for the Best-Dressed duck

Just ‘like’ the photo you think is the Best-Dressed Business and School duck. 

1 Like = 1 Vote!  Likes will only be counted from the original photo posted by the Great Duke Race.

Prizes will be announced during the prize-giving on Facebook on October 18th at 11:30am.

October 18th go to ‘The Great Auckland Duck Race’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GreatAKLDDuckRace

All ducks bought and ordered will have been filmed taking part in their races down the rapids and you can watch them at:

School Race: 10am

Business Race: 10:30am

Everybody Race: 11am

Prize-giving: 11:30am

All race videos will be found at: ‘More’ > ‘Videos’

Royal Oak Intermediate has joined the Pink Shirt Day movement to Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying! Pink Shirt Day is a national bullying prevention campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. We will be celebrating Pink Shirt Day by holding a gold coin donation mufti day on Friday 16 October. All funds raised will go to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. We’re turning our school māwhero/pink to show our commitment to creating an environment that is safe, welcoming and inclusive of all tauira/students. We’d love for you to join us for a Pink Assembly at 10 am on the 16 October.

 Aotearoa has the third-highest rate of school bullying out of 36 OECD countries. With your help we can turn this around by ensuring our schools celebrate diversity and are a place where all Kaiako, tauira and whanau can feel safe, valued and respected.

Everyone can help to prevent bullying – it takes the commitment and energy of the whole school/ kura whānau to make a difference. Last year over 2100 people from schools around Aotearoa registered to join the Pink Shirt Day movement – we hope you’ll join us all in 2020!