Kapa Haka Festival
On Tuesday 4 October, the Frimley School Kapa Haka Performance Group attended the Kapa Haka Festival at Hastings Intermediate School. 15 schools participated in this event, from Napier to Hastings, including primary, intermediate, and secondary schools.
Frimley was second to perform. Our first waiata was Purea nei, which was very quiet as we were still getting the hang of things, but everntually we got into it. Our second waiata was Wairua Tapu, it was delightful but still very quiet. Wairua Tapu ended with eht wahine lowering onto our knees and the tane coming in with Tika Tonu which got the crowd cheering loudly. At moments that were appropraite our kotiro displayed a pukana that also got the crowd cheering. When the haka finished the matua gave us feedback. This was important as he told us we need the boys to come forward when presenting the and the girls go back so the boys can be the centre of attention.
After that we sat down and got to see the awesome performance from Hastings Girl's High (it was really cool to see my sisters perform), we got to watch St Mary's. At the break after St Mary's we piled onto the bus and headed back to kura.
Special thanks to Miss Sherrard, our whaea (and guitarist), as she only had two weeks to get the chords right! And thanks to Eden, our Kaea, as she was able to step in when I was so nervous.
Kia Kaha Whanau