Polyfest is going ahead!

We are very excited to announce that Polyfest 2022 is proceeding, and Westlake Girls will be there!

The competition is being run a little differently this year, with schools performing at the venue at set times, with no other schools or spectators present. Performances are being livestreamed on Māori TV for everyone to enjoy.

Matua Eddie Hudson says the Westlake Girls Kapa Haka group, Te Rerenga Wāna, is excited to be participating, after some tremendous results in 2021 including placing 4th overall in Division 3 (pictured above).

The 26-member group has been practicing during lunchtimes and at the weekends with tutors Renee Lawrence, Maddison Gerbes and Lyric Wihoete. Eddie says while there are some nerves, the students are looking forward to representing Westlake with pride and passion.

You can catch all the action on Thursday 24 March at 1.35pm by livestream link available on Māori TV. We will send the link to parents nearer the time.