South East Christian Kāhui Ako Kapa Haka Festival
Due to Covid19, the HPPA Kōanga Festival was unable to go ahead. Our Kāhui Ako decided to give our tamariki the opportunity to still celebrate Kapa Haka by putting together our very first South East Christian Kāhui Ako Kapa Haka Festival.
Almost all of our schools were able to participate on the night, including one of our ECE centres, Panmure Bridge Childcare Centre, via video.
It was a wonderful way for our tamariki to watch and enjoy Kapa Haka from across our schools. We began our night with a stirring pōwhiri and beautiful karakia. The night followed on with eight amazing performances.
Thank you to Francesca and Allyson, two school leaders from Sancta Maria College who were our MC's for the night, to all the tutors and kaiako in our Kāhui Ako, who had put time and effort into supporting our tamariki, thank you to Sancta Maria College for hosting the night and providing an amazing venue. We also acknowledge our special guest Whaea Taini Drummond, who supported our idea from the very beginning.
Thank you to the Across School Teachers, Kara and Andrea, who helped make this Kapa Haka Festival possible!