Three of our akonga are going on overseas exchanges next year and see it as more than just a chance for travel.
Years 7 and 8 had their winter sports day at Kensington Stadium yesterday (May 24). Awesome results. Basketball won all their games; soccer won three, drew one; netball won two, lost one; ripper rugby won all their games.
Two Whangarei cousins may be the next Smokefreerockquest success story after taking out the solo/duo title at the Northland Rockquest heats on Saturday (21/05/2016). Izaia Tilialo (17) a former Te Kāpehu Whetū student, and Huia Shortland (13) from Te Kāpehu Whetū's Paetawhiti have been singing and playing guitar together for two years and their success at Forum North on Saturday has seen them go straight into the national final. Go here for more.
A special ceremony for youth known as the badging of new cadets into its Leadership Academy of A Company was held today in Whangarei. Lehi Smith, Levi Tatana, Kiritopa Allen, Paora Allen, Cree Davis, Henare Herbert-Hemara, Hayden Yates, Heemi Rihari were badged as the newest recruits to the Leadership Academy. It’s a celebration and introduction to the A Company.
Another entry in the E Tū Whānau song competition from the Kura. This is Huia Shortland (Paetawhiti) and Izaia Tilialo, a former ākonga. Go to the E Tū Whānau song competition Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/etuwhanausongcomp2016/app/403834839671843/) click on the vote button, search for their song (Who We Are) and vote. Share their video with whānau and friends and encourage them to vote too.