Our Kapa Haka students had the very exciting privilege of performing outside Optus Stadium on Sunday 5 September before the Bledisloe Cup. The students performed right outside the stadium as thousands of spectators entered the Rugby game.
After many hours of rehearsals and preparation, the students pulled off three excellent performances consisting of a Haka Powhiri (Traditional MAori Welcoming Ceremony), Waiata A Ringa (song and dance), and closed the performance with a Himene (hymn). All students involved absolutely loved the experience and were very proud to be a part of the day but to also share their culture with the wider community of Perth.
Year 10 student Hosea Letufuga spoke about what this experience means to him.
It’s an honour to perform in front of thousands of people as well as millions worldwide. I’m glad to have the opportunity to express my culture internationally and to have support behind us from family and friends. Big thanks to Ropata and Jaimee for bringing us this far from rags to riches, much alofa”.