Welcome to the ASB Auckland Secondary Schools Maori and Pacific Islands Cultural Festival 2014!
Planning is well underway for the 39th ASB Polyfest and we are looking forward to working closely with our Kura Matua – Western Springs College, to bring you a festival full of cultural dance, speech and song.
The theme for the ASB Polyfest 2014, provided by Western Springs College is:
'Care for our seas and our lands, so that the safety of our homes, both present and past endures forever.'
Entry Forms and Information Packs have been sent out to all schools ATTN: Cultural Group Coordinator who are currently on our database. Should you wish to participate and request a pack, please contact our office 09 523 4212. We will be able to assist with your query and get relevant information out to you.
It is important to note, that all correspondence between the ASB Polyfest team and schools must be with the Cultural Group Coordinator or Principal. Please ensure your school have a nominated member of staff allocated and we can liase directly with your representative who will then pass on information to all participating groups, tutors, students and teachers in charge.
The first of two stage meetings was held at 4.30pm on Thursday, 21st November 2013. These meetings took place at the host school of each stage. Minutes for these meetings will be available shortly.
The next stage meeting will be held at 4.30pm on Thursday, 13th February 2014. Please arrange with the Cultural Group Coordinator of your school, to have a member of staff in support and representative(s) present to ensure you have relevant information specific to the stage entered. This is the last stage meeting before event and generally cover the stage schedule, rules and critical information.
Maori Stage – Western Springs College, Nga Oho. Motions Road Western Springs
Niue Stage – Avondale College, entry at Gate 1 F Block. Victor Street Avondale
Samoan Stage – Avondale College, entry at Gate 1 F Block. Victor Street Avondale
Cook Islands Stage – Aorere College, staffroom. Portage Road (entrance via Selfs Road) Papatoetoe
Tongan Stage – Northcote College, staffroom. Kauri Glen Road Northcote
Diversity Stage – St Dominic’s College, staffroom. 29 Rathgar Road Henderson
NB: Students and tutors are welcome to attend the stage meetings but must be accompanied by the groups teacher in charge, or member of staff.
The ASB Polyfest is a Drug and Alcohol free event and we are proud to be