Students at UCOL Horowhenua got into the Matariki celebrations last week, with a hangi and a special performance by Nga Kotuku o Punahau kapa haka group from Levin Intermediate School.
“The kapa haka rōpū were amazing, for some it was their first time performing publicly however you wouldn’t have known it,” says Yvonne Seng, Kaiwhakahaere Horowhenua Campus. “Matua Darren Reid’s korero about Matariki and how their kapa haka rōpū got their name was inspiring and appreciated by staff and students.”
Levin Intermediate School’s Nga Kotuku o Punahau kapa haka group.
“The day was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone on campus, especially as our semester one comes to a close. Our students have worked really hard this year, and it was good to take a moment to share and celebrate.”
UCOL Horowhenua is currently taking enrolments for second semester, with early childhood education certificates in Level 3 and Level 4 starting on campus on 26 July. Through their relationship with Horowhenua Learning Centre, programmes in business, health and wellbeing, and food and beverage are also starting between the 19 and 26 July.