Ttaranui Khui Ako Cultural Festival Success!

By Trina Wilkinson | Posted: Monday November 23, 2020

Thursday 19th of November saw every school from our Khui Ako come together to share their cultures.

After what seems like a chaotic and long year, our Kāhui Ako was able to come together (with no restrictions) to celebrate cultures from our Kāhui through dance, music and food.

Bishopdale School, Cotswold School, Papanui School, Northcote School, Redwood School, Casebrook Intermediate School and Papanui High School brought Kapa Haka, Korean Dance and Pasifika to the stage and performed to our school communities. We also had a selection of our Early Child Centres participate in the festival too. 

This year was the first year our ECE's have joined us, and they sang Savalivali a traditional Samoan song. It was fantastic to have representation from all sectors in our Kāhui; from our youngest tamariki to those at high school.

The day was celebrated with a selection of delicious food that was able to be provided to the community at no cost. Sausage sizzle, pig on a spit, sapasui, hāngi and Juicies were some of the foods on offer and they went quick!

It was an excellent way to come together as a Kāhui Ako and celebrate what has been a tricky year for schools, in terms of giving our students a chance to share their performance groups.

This event goes from strength to strength each year, and it is so awesome to have had so many of our whānau and friends in the audience supporting it.

On to 2021's festival - may it be just as successful as this years!

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