Thursday, August 30, 2012

Kapahaka at Polyfest

Kapa Haka Polyfest

On the 29th of August St Marys Kapa Haka group participated in the Otago Early childhood and schools Maori & Pacific island festival. It was held in the Edgar Sports Centre in Dunedin, so we traveled to and from by bus. First up was Richard Hudson Kindergarten and there were only six pre schools and schools ahead of us. In total there were 79 schools during the three days and over 3,500 children! My favorite performance was the Montessori daycare because they were so cute and adorable!
I loved our performance, especially the Haka which the boys preformed awesomely and very loud! –Michaela
We first arrived at the Edgar sports Center Dunedin at approximately 9:20am and left back for school at 12:20.  Before we left we all got changed into our costumes, the boys wore Mokos on their faces and the girls had black lips, Mokos on their chins and eyeliner on their eyes. All the performances were terrific! Especially our great and fantastic performance. Before we walked on stage at first I was frightened but then when we all began to sing I felt like that I wasn’t left out of the group. Overall we had a fantastic time and hope that more of our classmates will consider joining the Kapa Haka group.


  1. You all looked fantastic and I wished I could have been there. What a great "first" for St Mary 's.

  2. Hi guys i liked your korus on you face
    you all probably sounded awesome.