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Selwyn Kapa Haka are Soaring! HĀRO!


Congratulations to all of the students in Kapa Haka. Not only has our group grown significantly in numbers but it is also soaring in terms of the quality of its performances. 

Last week Selwyn Kapa Haka competed in the annual Secondary Schools’ Polyfest Competition and were awarded 3rd place overall in the third division amidst tough competition. They were hugely impressive and clearly the judges thought so too. As well as moving up a division in 2016, they also won the following awards:

Kakahu Tane - 1st Place

CoEd Mau Rakau - 1st Place
Most Improved - 1st Place
Poi - 2nd Place
Kairangi - 3rd Place
Whakaeke - 3rd Place
Kakahu Wahine - 3rd Place

This clearly shows that those who get involved thrive:

Tama tu tama ora Tama noho tama mate

A very warm thank you goes to Fiona Smith, our teacher in charge, to the many parents and whanau who gave up their time voluntarily to support the students in their practices, to Orakei Marae for hosting our students in the build up to the competition and to the ex Selwyn students Pakeke Davis, Hayley Kipa and Piripi Davis who helped with the tutoring.  Altogether they made up an awesome team.


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