Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tamaki College Samoan Group performs at the Earth Moving Ceremony in Glen Innes


On the 22nd March the Tamaki College Samoan Group performed at the “Earth Moving” Show in the Glen Innes. The “Earth Moving” Show was an event that marked both the blessing and celebration of the ground turning of the whenua (land) where the new youth, music and arts centre will be built.

We were invited to perform our 20 minute set. The students were so excited to perform as this was their final performance and marked the end of the Polyfest season. Despite not having every member present, their performance still held the same excellence, passion, excitement, focus and joy.

We are very grateful to have represented Tamaki College at the event and would like to thank Veeshayne Patuwai for the invitation.

Mr Tu'uga Stevenson

Tamaki College Samoan Group perform at Point England School

The Tamaki College Samoan Group performed at Point England School 21st March after their performance at the ASB Polyfest 18th March. The students put on a great show performing half of their 20 minute set to a packed hall of students, teachers, parents and community members. They performed the Ulufale (Entrance), Ma’ulu’ulu (Group Dance), Sasa (Group Dance) and Ulufafo (Exit).

As part of their visit to Point England School, the Year 13 members of the Tamaki College Samoan Group (Sean Paketama, Cruz Tia, Price Vigo, Otira Moala, Eli Makita, Lem Schwenke, Christian Makea, Christian Maruariki, Mote Moala, Ngatokorima Jake Lamkum, Pale Ngapera, Paul Sioneuesile, Alex Tupou, Johnny Tea, John Tuilata Lemalie, Sosefo Makalio, Eseta Tafea, Laura I’u, Chloe Fuiono, Vaiaoga Matavao, Mele Taiseni, Louina Rokeni, Faustina Tevaga, Monica Collins & Seleni Misa) did workshops with the Point England School Samoan Group in preparation for their Fia Fia Night. The Year 13 students and the Point England School Samoan Group students worked together to create their own Sasa and had to perform their own Sasa sequence to the other groups at the end of the session.

Mr Tu'uga Stevenson