Monday, August 3, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Melville High School Kapahaka

This Friday we had what was one of the highlights of the year. Melville High Schools Kapahaka group, to celebrate winning their regional High School Competition performed at Melville Intermediate School on Friday 31st of July. This show was simply amazing and as a teacher watching it, I was thrilled for the students from our school and the students from the High School. There were so many highlights one of which was when the CPA group were invited on stage to perform an action song near the end. This is some of the highlights from the show.

Destyn from Room 8 wrote about his experience as being a member of this group...
To be in Kapa Haka is so hard but cool too. I think that we are the bomb. We are like a family. We train three times a week. We learn a tune, and the actions to make it awesome fun. For the Kapahaka I have hada great time. My Aunty likes me to be in it and Kapahaka is so really good and it gets everybody moving. If you want to know anymore about Kapahaka just ask Destyn!

The regional competition Mana Ariki, we came first. It was mean as and also very cool. The points that we tried to get were 200, but the points we actually got were 199. It was cool that we came first in the competition because I was sitting down, the Kapahaka heard that we won and we were so happy.


  1. How awesome!!! looks like everyone was having so much fun!

  2. Kia Ora Melville High School for winning the Regional High School competition. Well done and keep it up.

    Miss Lavakula

  3. Nice routine everyone has put together to make a awesome kapahaka.And really nice costumes you are wearing.

    By Jade

  4. @ Nita - yes it was a moment where as a teacher I had goosebumps. Also Arahia who did the filming needs to be acknowledged for her wonderful effort.
    @ Miss Lavakula - we had three of our students in that group so we are very proud of them.
    @ Jade - thank you for the comments I will pass them onto members of the group.