Kapa Haka

Te Roopu O Hato Mere - St Mary's Kapa Haka Group

The group started back up last year 2012 after a 2 year break. The group performed in The Hui Ako which was held at Fairfield school in August 2012. We then performed for the first time in the Dunedin Polyfest which was in September held at the Edgar Centre Lion Arena.

The group was invited up to Middlemarch earlier in the year and the Strath Taieri - Middlemarch School Kapa Haka group performed for us, organised workshops eg making Poi, stick games etc. They also put on a lunch.

We are currently going to start preparation for the Polyfest. The group will practice once a week but one month before Polyfest we will have extra practice -to be prepared.

We will also perform for people who have given the group grants such as the Mosgiel RSA before we go to Polyfest.

Mrs Dillon and Mrs Matheson help tutor and organise the children.

Simone Reynolds organised the beautiful costumes.