On Tuesday, 22 October, we held our annual Cultural Awards that took place in our school hall, with this years theme being ‘Winter Wonderland’. Each year we celebrate the achievements of the diverse cultural groups we have within the school, recognising what great accomplishments the students have received throughout the year.
The night started with a beautiful performance from our own Te Kotuku Kapa Haka followed by the presentation of the ‘Highly Commended ‘ awards followed by a magnificent dance performance by senior students.
The night included an amazing large buffet (thanks to Deejays for catering for us). Many awards later we watched a magical performance from our junior drama students, followed by an inspirational speech from our guest speaker, former deputy head girl, Elisapeta Heta.
Mr.Moore presented the excellence awards:
Junior Female performer: Teuila Leota
Junior Male performer: Joshua Siaki
Senior Female performer: Sydney Magnus
Senior Male performer: Ezra Feau
Outstanding contribution: Samson Wen
Dux Artium: Rachel Jeung-McIntyre.
The night is one not to be forgotten, as we had over 140 guests. With special thanks to the Cultural Committee, all staff and students for all their hard work and effort they put into the night, I am sure we can all agree the night was a success.