Experienced performer Aporo Williams proudly says, “my dad got me into loving our culture; every Saturday night we do a show with a dance team.”
Aporo, in year 6, is looking forward to the opening of the dome. “It’s good we have it all done, it’s nice and airy.”
He missed his friends and learning new things during the holidays.
Year 1 and 2 pupils Tera Rongo and her friends Jaime Ngamata and Tuan Kauvarevai were set to join in the practise. The girls are pleased to be in school again and are delighted to be dancing.
The students choreographed their own dances, with guidance from teachers and Jane Rubena, Mark Short and family.
The dome project started late last year, with the second phase in April; the school has fundraised since 2016 raising $300,000. Apii Avarua also received $150,000 from the Indian Grant fund, and $14,000 from the NZ High Commission.
Term 3 will end on October 4.