This year Onehunga High School has 6 different groups (Maori, Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, Cook Island, Diversity) performing at the ASB Polyfest. This event will be held on 13th – 16th March at the Manukau Sports Bowl. We will also be running a Ao’auli Fiafia afternoon on Monday 11th of March on the Onehunga High School field.
Performance Times for OHS Groups - Polyfest 2019
The school is yet to be notified about performance dates and times for our groups. We will publicise this information as soon as it comes to hand.
Please note -
Below is important information for Students and Families participating in Polyfest 2019.
Entry Costs / Payments
This year all students who wish to perform in a Polyfest group are required to pay $25. This covers the cost of group entry fees and transport between school and the event. Once students have paid their $25 they will be registered with a cultural group to perform at the Ao’auli Fiafia Day and Polyfest. Payments must be made by Friday 1st March, or students will not be eligible to perform at the Ao’auli Fiafia Day or Polyfest.
There may be additional costs that are specific to each of the groups to cover costumes and equipment. Once these have been determined they will be advised in writing to parents.
All payments must be made to Ms Baker in the school accounts office. No money should be given directly to tutors or student leaders. The school is covering the cost of teacher relief and hiring sound equipment for the Ao’auli Fiafia afternoon to help keep costs down.
Practices Prior to Polyfest
Practices will be taking place after school Monday through Thursday during weeks 3 - 7. Practices start promptly at 3:30pm and finish before 5:30pm. Each group will be given a designated area where they may practice, and this is the only area in which practices are allowed to take place. At 5:30pm each evening a bell will go to signal the end of the practice.
There is no parking available on the school grounds, so we ask parents to park on Pleasant St or in the Visitor Carparks. Practices may be outdoors with little shelter, so students are advised to wear sunscreen and bring water to drink.
There will be two Saturday Practises at school on the 2nd of March and 9th of March. These will run from 9:30am - 12.30pm.
Ao’auli Fiafia Day
On Monday 11th March the school will be hosting an Ao’auli Fiafia afternoon where all groups will be invited to perform before the school and guests. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend the Ao’auli Fiafia Day which will be held on the school field behind E-Block.
Polyfest performances will take place on 13th – 16th of March at the Manukau Sports Bowl. Details of performance times and stage locations will be given to students closer to the beginning of the festival. Transport will be organised by the school. On the day of the performance students will be driven to the Manukau Sports Bowl by either bus or mini-bus and returned to the school at the conclusion of the day.
Medical Form / Permission slip:
The Onehunga High School Medical Form / Permission Slip attached needs to be completed and returned to school at the latest by Friday 8th March. If students do not return a Medical Form / Permission Slip they will not be able to perform at Polyfest.
If you have any queries or concerns about Polyfest, please do not hesitate to contact Deputy Principal Mr Saunders at school on 09 636 6006 ext. 8017.
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