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Kapa Haka, Nga Kotiro o Maungawhau

Performing at Fia Fia night

Kapa Haka represents the school regularly at school functions. This group has many performances throughout the year in addition to the ASB Polyfest including Powhiri and in term three, Kapa Haka participates in Wiki o Te Ao Maori and Te Ahurea Tino Rangatiratanga. There are rehearsals for Kapa Haka through the whole year and some practises involve weekend live-ins.

 

Chinese Cultural Group

Chinese Extravanganza

This is a large and active group led by a senior committee that runs several separate groups at the school. The performance groups include Traditional Dance, Choir and Drama, and there is also a cooking group. In addition to school functions, these groups perform at the Chinese Extravaganza and the ASB Polyfest. They welcome all new members; you don't have to be Chinese to join!

 

Cook Islands Group

Cook Islands Group performing at ASB Polyfest

Kia Orana! Epsom's Cook Islands Group performs cultural dance and song in preparation for Fia Fia Night and ASB Polyfest in term one. We take pride in, and work hard to faithfully represent Cook Islands' Culture. All year levels may join, as singers, dancers or musicians.

 

Indian Group

Indian Group performing on the diversity stage at ASB Polyfest

This is a very large and traditional group that includes performers and supporters.  Each group performs traditional and modern pieces.  Performances include the ASB Polyfest and Fia Fia night.  As well as this, we have many performances throughout the year which are insights into the rich and colourful traditions of India.

 

Japanese Group

Japanese Group performing at Fia Fia Night

This relatively new group was started up in 2005. Participants sell food at Athletics day and the dance group performs at Fia Fia night and Polyfest. This year, they are planning to start an origami group. 

 

Korean Group

Korean Fan Dance performed at Fia Fia Night 2010

Many of the Korean students at school belong to this group, which helps new students get to know the school and encourages students to retain their culture by performing Korean dances. This group performs both traditional and modern dance. Practices begin early in term one for the ASB Polyfest and Fia Fia night. The Korean Group meets regularly, usually at lunch time.

 

Malaysian Group

Mayalsian Group performing at Fia Fia Night

Established in 2004, this group is becoming well-known. In 2012 they will be performing at Fia Fia Night and Polyfest. New members are most welcome. 

 

Samoan Group

Samoan Group performing at Fia Fia Night

This is a large, competitive performance group of juniors and seniors. Practices begin early in term one after school and on weekends to prepare for ASB Polyfest. The Samoan Group also performs at other school events such as Fia Fia Night.

 

Sri Lankan Group

Sri Lankan Group performing at Fia Fia Night

Junior and senior dance groups perform at ASB Polyfest, Fia Fia Night and other occasions. There is also a Sri Lankan cooking group that has food stalls on Athletics day to raise funds for the group’s activities. Newcomers are welcome to join the group throughout the year.

 

Tongan Group

Tongan Group performing at Fia Fia night

This large and enthusiastic group includes performers and supporters from all year levels. Practices begin early in term one and continue through until ASB Polyfest. This group meets after school and on weekends. The Tongan Group also performs at school events such as Fia Fia Night.

 

Thai Group

Thai Group performing at ASB Polyfest

This will be the third year for this group and reflects the number of Thai students at this school. There will be dancing and sharing of cultural experiences throughout the year. The group will also be performing at Fia Fia Night and Polyfest.

 

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