Well-known local photographer and videographer Tokerau Jim was working with student Konini Rongo, who took these photos at the Ngatangiia rugby grounds.
“Highlight number one is just seeing the kids out and seeing them able to touch and hug and be normal again,” said Jim, who’s a parent at the school. “With all that’s happened you tend to forget what that used to look like.
“Secondly was observing how amazing the teachers and older students were at taking care of the younger ones all right through the event. It was really wonderful.
“The support from the parents have always been impressive too. Just love it.”
Archer was flown to New Zealand with listeria, and is critically ill in hospital. She has been joined by her partner Theo Warrick, another Te Uki Ou teacher.