Culture

 

The variety of cultures at Porirua College is one of our greatest taonga. We embrace and celebrate our different cultures within our curriculum and at many events, from cultural evenings to language weeks. Polyfest is always a highlight for our students and staff each year. It is a chance for our students to express their cultures through stories, songs, dance and music. Polyfest promotes innovation and creativity, collaboration with staff, students, families, leadership and life skills.

 

This year Tawa College are hosting the event.  The date is yet to be confirmed and will likely be held from 3.00 - 10.00pm at Te Rauparaha Arena.  Porirua College's dress rehearsal for our groups is on Tuesday 7th August in Whiti Te Ra.  We have seven groups involved in Polyfest this year:

 

 

  • Kapa Haka
  • Samoan
  • Tokelauan
  • Cook Islands
  • Tuvaluan
  • Niuean
  • Tongan Girls

 

We encourage all students who are interested to get involved.  Polyfest is a huge commitment each year, developing student pride in their cultures.  

 

Every year we shine during Polyfest and this year will be the brightest year yet! 

 

School Song - 'We Welcome You'

We welcome you (girls)

We welcome you (boys)

We welcome you with open arms

To share the love we have inside

We come together now as one

We extend our hands of friendship to you

As expression, expression of our love

Chorus

May the rising sun shine on you

And give you warmth and love

May the rising sun smile on you

And smile from up above

For this Marae’s a sacred place

Where people greet in Whiti Te Ra

Talofa, Kia orana, Malo lelei

We extend our hands of friendship to you

Kia kaha, kia kaha, Porirua

 

 
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