Category Archives: The Arts

Sing Out Choir Festival Performance 2014

Get your glad rags out, our school choir is performing at the Civic Theatre 7pm on Wednesday, 17 September. Miss Parks and the 37 strong choir have been practising flat out – even throwing in a few morning practices to put the finishing touches on. The theme for this year is ‘The Best of the […]


Poi and Pizza

A couple of weeks ago Newfield Kindergarten and Newfield Park families and staff combined forces to make poi for each of our kapahaka teams. It was a great night to meet people and it was all finished off with pizza and a natter. Thank you everyone that came along and helped.  


A Facelift for the Artroom

Fallon Braithwaite has been hard at work knocking the artroom into shape. We have had a dream to turn the old prefabs – Room 15 & 16 – into a specialist artroom and a specialist music room, with the cloakroom in between, a ‘gallery’ to display children’s work. Early this year, we looked at quotes […]


Kapahaka 2014

We are underway with our kapahaka practices for 2014. Our junior and senior team practices are held one after the other on Wednesday afternoons. At this early stage, there are almost 100 children who are interested in being a part of kapahaka. Newfield Kindergarten is entering a kapahaka team in the Polyfest festival for the […]



Polyfest Performance tomorrow

Yes, after hours of practice it is finally here. Our kapahaka team will be performing tomorrow, Thursday 21 August at the Civic Theatre. If you have your seats by 10 o’clock, you are sure to see us. This is a great morning out and the theatre will be packed so get there early to get […]


PTA Art Award Recipients

Every year the Newfield Park School PTA donates money to enable four budding artists to have an artwork of theirs framed so it can be displayed at school. Each student will only ever have one piece of artwork framed for display during the time they are at school. When it comes time for them to […]


The Big Sing Out 2012

Miss Thomson and her trusty band of singers took part in this year’s ‘Big Sing Out’ performance at the Civic Theatre recently. This year the theme was ‘Numbers’ with all the songs making some reference to mathematics. There was a guest performer who sang with the choir. Congratulations on all your hard work, it was […]


String-mania hits Newfield Park School

As part of our BIG concept this term, we have been thinking about tradition , what it means to us as people and what patterns we can find. Some classes have been exploring traditional games with Miss Garland as part of their specialised art programme. They have been finding out how to play everything from […]


Polyfest 2012

Take a look at us at the 2012 Polyfest.   Lots of people have worked really hard to make this happen. The tutors – Whaea Dee, Whaea Renee & Whaea Rosina, the support people led by Whaea Lowana, the whanau of Te Awa Rau and the wider school community, the teachers who made sure everyone […]