Saturday, October 19, 2019

Niue Language Week

Fakaalofa lahi atu! Niue is affectionately known as the 'Rock' of Polynesia. This year we had a large group of students perform at assembly to celebrate the end of Niue Language Week. Many of our students are non-Niuean, so it was amazing to watch them learn a new dance and perform an item in front of the school. Monuina e faahi tapu vagahau Niue! Choo hoo!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Maori Language Week

Te Wiki o te reo Māori is becoming a major fixture on the national calendar providing an opportunity for concentrated promotion, raising awareness and giving an opportunity for expert and advanced speakers to encourage others on their te reo Māori journey. link

To celebrate the end of Maori language week our Kapa Haka group put on a stunning performance at assembly. We hope you enjoy!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Tongan Language Week

To celebrate the end of Tongan Language week a large group of students performed at assembly. Amelia in Year 8 choreographed the girls dance which was then taught by Tia, Shania and Ms Tuia. The boys item was choreographed by Viliami in Year 8 with some help from Ms King and Mrs Ilaoa. The students were amazing and the costumes beautiful!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Cook Island Language Week

Kia orana! Here is an item to celebrate the end of Cook Island Language week. Allan in Year 8 led the group at the start of the item and sung an amazing song to introduce the group. Mamarae, Alison and Jarekka taught the senior girls a dance.  Enjoy!

Monday, June 10, 2019

40 Hour Famine Team 2019

On Friday 7th of June our 40 Hour Famine Team camped out at Pt England School for our annual 40 Hr Famine sleepover. Students were placed into four teams and were given 45 minutes to practice a dance that they would later perform in the hall. The items were fantastic and kept our minds off food for a while.

Later on, the students played games, blogged about their experience and watched a movie. All money raised will be sent to World Vision who organise the 40 Hour Famine. As our students are quite young they only participate in a 20 Hour Famine. The money raised will go towards helping children and families from South Sudan who have fled their country and are living in refugee camps in Uganda.

This experience was a reminder of how fortunate we are to be living in such a beautiful and safe country. It was also a reminder for our students to be grateful for what they have and to think of others less fortunate than themselves.

Special thanks to Haare Kutia, Wylma Erick and Stevenson Erick for their help.