St. Paul's College pupils sang a beautiful hymn after they were invited inside the Al-Masjid Al Jāmie Mosque in Ponsonby yesterday.
A teacher told 1 NEWS that all students from years 9-13 had gone down to the mosque to sing, but were surprised to be asked to come inside.
"It was just to show our support and stand in solidarity with the Muslim community,' he said.
"We were meant to just walk up, say a prayer and sing a song outside but they were kind enough to invite us inside."
The group sang a sombre but beautiful rendition of 'Mō Maria' - a Māori language hymn.