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Kahukura Junior Orchestra Performance

Congratulations to Kahukura Junior Orchestra who gave a fantastic performance at Thorrington Primary School's Boot Market on Sunday 24th November. KJO performed all five pieces they've been working on during 2019: Musette, Gangster Prankster, The Bare Necessities, Christmas Medley and The Muppet Show Theme Tune. By playing all five songs, it was easy to hear the progress the ensemble have made throughout the year. The majority of students have only been learning their instrument for 10 months, and took the brave step of joining the ensemble with only a few notes under their belt. Well done indeed - you are all STARS!  To the students of KJO and future instrumentalists: make sure that you sign up for an intermediate musical ensemble in 2020, because - as you've seen - playing in a group teaches you great musicianship skills and - best of all - is really social and fun! To Georgina Rees-Stevenson, Ally Palmer, Kahukura Music Leads and the parents of KJO students: huge thanks for all your incredible support this year. It has been greatly appreciated by Kate Revell and the students of KJO :)

Kahukura Chorale's Bus Tour

Congratulations to the students, parents and teachers involved in Kahukura Chorale's two-day bus tour of the cluster schools and Bishop Selwyn Rest Home. Eight performances in two days might sound ambitious, but everyone rose to the challenge and sang and supported each other brilliantly. It was a wonderful, fitting end to a year of hard work. The students sang their hearts out - what a talented bunch! Highlights included getting over our nerves performing to the whole school at CSIS, the fantastic acoustics at West Spreydon and Sacred Heart Primary Schools, and the high-energy audience at Thorrington. We also loved teaching 'Crash Beep Beep' to students at Cashmere, Somerfield and Addington Primary Schools (great singing from the audience!), and being asked to sing an encore at Bishop Selwyn Rest Home. It was fantastic having a bit of down time at different schools' adventure playgrounds, and great to get to know each other even better.  Kahukura Chorale will look a little different next year, with Miss Divett and Ms Radcliffe-Price as conductors, but it's likely to still take place on Thursdays after school. Existing members automatically have a spot in Chorale in 2020. Register your interest by contacting Miss Revell by email before the end of the year, or at the start of 2020 by listening to the daily notices.

Maunga Teitei Kahukura Cluster Kapa Haka Festival

To celebrate the consistent mahi and achievements of our kapa haka rōpu over the year, our Kahukura cluster held a celebration performance at Christchurch South Intermediate School. Whānau brought along kai and blankets and we came together as a community to support our tamariki. Sacred Heart, Somerfield, Thorrington, West Spreydon, Addington, Cashmere Primary, and Christchurch South performed a medley of waiata and haka that they have been learning in their kura over the year. It was a treat to see children of all ages singing their hearts out and performing haka with ihi. Overall it was a wonderful evening and we would like to share a special thank you to all of the whānau who came along to watch. Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa.

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