On Friday a special school assembly was held, where the children performed kapa haka performances, a song with custom lyrics to the tune of ‘We are Family’ and farewell speeches. Along with farewell gifts, the students presented Mr Avery with a korowai made by the students of Appleby.
Schools from all over Nelson, including the whole of Appleby School, converged on the Trafalgar Centre to participate in one of the region's biggest kapa haka competitions in recent years.
The school has come such a long way in Te reo and Tikanga Mā ori over the past 2 years and this festival was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our growth. Appleby was one of very few that sent the whole school along.
The students, accompanied by Mrs Greenwood, filled the stage with their presence and the room with their voices.
We are extremely proud of the way they showed their talents and represented the school. Yet another amazing opportunity for Appleby school to take part and excel in this term.
Congratulations to Olivia, Fern, James, Xanthe, Eise, Mia and Lana who were the finalists in our Appleby Speech Competition, held in the school hall on Monday. It was clear that the speakers had put in a lot of thought and effort preparing for their talks & all made powerful speeches.
Fern and Olivia won through to represent us at the Waimea Primary School’s event at Waimea College last night.
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