Mana performance with Year 7 & 8 students

'Mana The Spirit of Polynesia' performance

by Bernard Mangakahia

Year 7 - 10 students were privileged to see a performance by Bernard Mangakahia - Mana The Spirit of Polynesia on Monday.  This performance was part of the broader transdisciplinary theme of, 'How we express Ourselves'. 

Travelling through Polynesian cultures including Native American Indian, New Zealand Maori, Hawaiian and Samoan, Bernard discovers with each the idea of family, challenges and pride. Mana The Spirit of Polynesia embodies dance, music, multicultural themes, history, geography, the importance of learning about heritage and the power of self-belief and respect. An amazing show that was enjoyed by all.