On August 24th we had a very special day at South End. At 11am we all met for karakia and waiata. Aunty Lou blessed our whanau trophy and opened the festival. Four of our talented Fijian students performed Te Vovo, the fijian haka and followed this with a hymn. Each class then visited the displays set out in the Hall. 13 cultures, representing South End students and staff, had set out amazing art, crafts, jewellery, clothing, food and music. The groups visiting the hall were able to speak first hand with people from these places. In the afternoon, the school values leaders refereed games of Rippa Rugby where everyone took part. At the conclusion, Ta’i from Nga Whanau o te Moana nui-a-kiwa presented the new trophy to Jodi’s Values Group for showing manaakitanga by caring and sharing, leadership and good sportsmanship.
The following photos show just some of the action and good spirits displayed on the day.
Roll on next year’s festival.