Performance Dates and Times Form
2021 EVENT THEME
FAITO'O 'A E SINO´,
'ATAMAI´ MO E LAUMALIE´ 'AKI 'A E VAIOLA
'O E 'ULUNGAANGA FAKA-TONGA'
“Healing the body, mind, spirit and soul
with the strength of Culture”
Stage Meeting 1 -Thursday 25th February 2021
Stage Meeting 2 - Thursday 18th March 2021
Both meetings will be held at 4.30pm, James Cook High School Staffroom, 18 Dr Pickering Ave, Manurewa, AUCKLAND 2102
It is vital that a school representative from participating schools on the Tongan stage for 2021 attend so that they know all what needs to be shared in preparation for the year.
ASB POLYFEST AND MINISTRY FOR PACIFIC PEOPLES
TONGAN STAGE SPEECH COMPETITION
The Pacific Speech competitions will be held at the festival for Samoa, Tonga and Niue ONLY.
The Cook Islands Pacific Speech Competition will be held during the Cook Islands Language Week on Thursday 5th August 2021.
Date and Time:
Wednesday 14th April 2021
Juniors - 9am - 11am (Please report to the Samoan Stage at 8.30am)
Seniors - 11.30am - 5.30pm (Please report to the Samoan Stage at 11am)
All speeches will be filmed and made available via ASB Polyfest channel which will be confirmed at a later date.
Please submit a fully completed profile sheet for each of your school groups. Only once all profile sheets have been submitted will the full ticketing pack be prepared, so it is important you check that all groups are accounted for before arranging to collect your pack.
We have the wonderful iTicket team working with us again. This has enabled us to make some time-saving changes with the way we make up your packs.
From Thursday 8th April, we will begin sending out your electronic passes.
An E-PASS for the Performance groups will be emailed directly to the Cultural Group Coordinator (CGC). This ONE e-pass is to be downloaded as a PDF and forwarded to the relevant TICs for each group.
What's in this E-PASS? The E-PASS will have the names and details of all the groups the school has registered for, including the Total Number of the group noted on the Profile Sheets. You may print this or save it on your electronic device.
The cultural group will enter with the TIC who will show this e-pass at the gate. One of our Gate team will scan the pass, check off the group entering and count through the number specified for that group as they enter. Please ensure all members are present before entering as we are not able to rescan these passes for the group. There will be a Prepaid queue at each gate for the group to enter through.
VEHICLE passes will be sent in a separate email to the CGC with details of which group has ordered these.
PLEASE REMEMBER that the CGC is responsible for picking up BUS and Media passes as well as any other important information that will need to be shared with all the groups. It is important that you are available to collect from either location on either day, as packs will not be sent via post or courier.
PACIFIC SPEECH COMPETITION PASSES
Niue, Samoa and Tonga
Like previous years, the Pacific Speech Competition is a free event for competitors, but for contact tracing purposes, free ticket passes will be issued to each competitor with 5 free supporter passes. Tickets can only be used by the registered student's school consisting of one teacher and four students who must be in full school uniform. These will only be valid for the day the student is competing in the Pacific Speech Competition.
These passes will also come in the form of an E-PASS and will be emailed separately to the CGC.
There will be one E-PASS, comprising of six passes in each one, per competitor.
Please forward this E-PASS to the TIC accompanying the speech competitor and up to four students who can attend as supporters.
DATES and VENUES:
Thursday 8th April 2021, 10am - 3pm at Black Sei Productions, 4010 Gt North Rd, Glen Eden, Auckland 0602 - Limited parking.
Friday 9th April 2021, 10am - 5pm at the ASB Polyfest Info Portacom, Manukau Sports Bowl, Clover Park, Auckland. Please enter through Te Irirangi Drive entrance towards the Greyhound Lounge and the portacom is on the left hand side.
Friday 12th March 2021, 4.30pm
PROFILE SHEETS DUE
Friday 26 March 2021, 2pm
ALL Trophies are to be returned to the first Stage Meeting on Thursday 25th February 2021. Please ensure these are engraved and polished before returning.