It was a trip down memory lane for Rawhiti School teachers last week who put their old school uniforms back on for the day.
Pupils and teachers swapped, with the children getting to wear their favourite mufti clothes while teachers dressed in school uniforms.
The day was a result of a new raffle-styled reward system the school has in place.
Each pupil caught displaying the school’s ‘RISE’ ( resilience, integrity, success and empathy) values received a token allowing them to come up with ideas for rewards they would like to see for the whole school.
When the token box is full the most popular idea is chosen.
Other ideas include a sausage sizzle, school disco or trip to Thomson Park with the mufti/school uniform day being the first reward chosen for the school.
Deputy principal Paul Wilkinson said the day was “fantastic” and the school had a wonderful time.
He joked that several detentions were handed out requiring teachers to go to the “thinking room”.