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Our new haka

Mr Parker Ormond, from the University of Otago College of Education Dunedin Campus, came with a surprise to school – our new haka. Earlier in the year, Parker had offered to write a haka just for Newfield Park School [Te Kura o Nga Purapura]. Our first step was to collect ideas from our school community. […]


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.  


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 […]


Well done to our Junior and Senior Kapahaka teams!

Last Friday, the 2014 Putangitangi Kapahaka competitions were held at the velodrome. Here are our wonderful Senior kapahaka team with Miss Jen Smith. We are so proud of both our junior and senior teams – they worked hard, supported each other and were confident, assured performers. Thank you to the many people that helped our […]


Junior Kapahaka wows at Registration Ceremony 2012

Subject : PRT Graduation Date : Friday, 7 December 2012 From : Sharon Livingstone To : Sonya Carey   Kia ora Sonya, We were impressed by the group of students who performed at the Working Men’s Club last night – such mana – please convey to your staff and students how much we enjoyed their […]



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 […]


J Rock 2012

Our students took part in the Stage Challenge J Rock Competition for the first time this year. Our piece was called “The Legend of Newfield Park”. The students were inspired by the Maori legend Te Ara o Kiwa where a whale must break through the land joining Rakiura to Te Waka o Maui in order […]