West Melton School Kapa Haka group on stage at the Christchurch Cultural Festival

Representing their school with pride

by Kent Caddick

West Melton School students gave it their all in their kapa haka performance at the recent Christchurch Cultural Festival.

The event was held at the Horncastle Arena in Christchurch earlier this month.

The school’s promotions officer, Rita Spadoni, said they couldn’t be prouder of all their learners as they performed in front of a packed crowd.

“A special thank you goes to Whaea Latoya and Whaea Biancha, our Kapa Haka tutors, as well as Ms Sutherland, Mrs van der Zwet and Miss Cull for their mahi each week.”

The Christchurch Cultural Festival features children from Canterbury primary and intermediate schools celebrating the many cultures in their schools.

This year around 70 school groups from all over Canterbury performed at the festival.

A video of the West Melton School students’ performance can be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=51GLxTpmJAA.