Friday, 26 May 2017

Kia ora Whānau,

We have now selected our ropu and sent information and permission slips home on Friday 26th May for our performance at Te Pae Tamariki 2017. This has been a very hard group to choose this year due to the interest and growth in Kapa Haka at CSNS.

We have selected the group based on a variety of criteria; seniority, experience (particularly for younger members), attendance at both Friday practises and Sunday workshop, commitment and attitude.  Tamariki (children) also needed to show they knew the words and actions, particularly of the waiata we have been learning for a while now. They also needed to demonstrate discipline in being able to stand and concentrate for periods of time.

We know there will be some disappointment, but please rest assured we do not make these decisions lightly. Keep practising and enjoying kapa haka from the blog!  We do want everyone back in Term 3 when we will be resuming the normal Kapa Haka format. Kia kaha!

For those who have been invited, you will need to commit to the further two Sunday practices (11th and 18th June), our regular practices as well as putting aside some of your own time to jump on this blog to learn the words and actions of the seven waiata at the top of this blog. It is essential you continue to put in 100% if you are to make it to the Regent on the 19th June.

Nga mihi,

Jacqui Sturgess

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