Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Fia Fia Night

On the 7th April 2016 our school had their very own Cultural Night. 
We call it Fiafia Night.

Fia Fia is used by our Samoan and Tongan Whanau
It has many meanings such as "Celebrations", "Get Together", or "Happy".  
And it was such a Happy Get Together to Celebrate all our Cultures that we have in our School and in our Community.

Our Tamariki spent most of Term 1 sorting themselves into  what group they wanted to be in and practicing their items....There were so many options to choose from. We had a Samoan Group, Tongan Boy's or Girls Group,  Nuiean Group,  Cook Island Dancers and Drummers Group, Kapahaka. We even had a beautiful Bollywood Group, a Chinese Dragon Dance Group,  Burmese Group and a brand new Circus Circus Group.

Our Tamariki were so blessed with all the amazing Tutors that dedicated their time and aroha. We are so very lucky to have these kind people in our School Whanau.
. . .To Our. . .
Mums, Dads, Aunties, Uncles, Nannys, Papas, Teachers, Friends.
Nga Mihi atu ki a Koutou Katoa xox
Thank you so much!!!

On the Performance Night their were Kai(food) stalls!!! the aroma of all the different kinds of foods filled the air, it was so hard to decide what to try first. Lamb Khorma, Minus, Poke', Chicken, Muffins, Pineapple Pie, Fruit Kebabs, Otai (Tongan Watermelon and Coconut drink), Curry Chicken....Tino Reka!!!

We are so so proud of everyone getting involved and giving it 110% at practices and in their performances.
Ka Mau te Wehi Whanau!!!!

Here is our very own Combined Senior/Middle School Kapahaka Roopu...who had the honour of opening Fia Fia Night.

and our lovely Babies who performed in our Junior Kapahaka Roopu.

A Massive Mihi to Whaea Paddy and Matua Atearea for Tutoring and Mentoring all of our Boy's and Girls in Kapahaka.

Special thanks to our Managers this year Matua Wyllis, Mrs Wild, Miss Davies and Miss Berry and all of our supporters. . .we couldn't have done it without you all.

And last but not least a humongous round of a Pakipaki for all our Tamariki who got on stage and gave it a go....

Arohanui ki a Koutou katoa!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Loud, Proud and totally into it 100% Loved it :)