St Peter's College Kapa Haka 2016
This year St Peter’s Kapa Haka have played an integral role in key events within the school calendar. They started the school year with a pōwhiri (welcoming ceremony) for the year 7 students and the following day a whakatau (acknowledgement) for the new principal Mr Bentley in front of the school.
They also opened the Inaugural Mass with a choral item which featured a traditional hymn and a Katorika Maori panegyric.
Recently the Kapa Haka have welcomed a group of International students from Gakushuin High School, Japan and are currently working toward performing at the museum later on this year as part of the ANZAC commemorations. Kapa Haka practices continue every Monday at the pavilion or Matua Wiremu’s room from 3:15pm to 5:00pm.
SPC Kapa Haka at POLYFEST 2016
The St Peter’s Kapa Haka performed in Division 3 at the ASB Polyfest competition on Thursday the 17th March 2016. They learnt a new bracket over a 6 week period - including a Poi as part of their performance. They gave a dress rehearsal of their Polyfest bracket before whanau and friends at Manawanui marae during their noho. Two days later they performed before the school and followed this up with a performance later that evening at the Fiafia night. The boys worked exceptionally hard in the lead up toward Polyfest and this eventuated in some admirable results.
2nd Waiata-a-ringa (Action Song)
3rd Mita o te reo (Language Competency)
3rd Whakaeke (Entry)
3rd Waiata tira (Choral)
3rd Kakahu Tane (Uniform)
The boys received an overall placing of 5th which has been their best result in a number of years. We are extremely proud of the boys and look forward to next year’s Polyfest.
Our thanks to all of the boys, their families and especially to Mr Graham Tipene for all of his hard work from the previous years.