Parents remarked to each other on Saturday the Cultural
Festival at KingsView School was one of the best school fairs
they had attended.
The second annual celebration of diversity in the
state-integrated Christian school in Frankton was estimated
to have raised more than twice the amount raised last year.
Proceeds this time will be put towards buying educational
resources, particularly iPads.
Pupils, parents, trustees and friends of the school raised
funds by operating decorated stalls which sold to the public
delicacies and beverages from countries represented in the
KingsView community - New Zealand, plus Brazil, Colombia,
England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and South Africa.
Pupils on the New Zealand stall said pavlova and lamingtons
proved popular, as did Italian pizza slices and South African
boerewors and melktert.
Colombian mincemeat sausages sold out and Brazilian sweet
balls were in demand.
Compliments to the English contingent for their Earl Grey tea
and scones with jam and cream.
Pupils gave a stirring kapa haka performance and sang
confidently in French.
The Queenstown and Southern Lakes Highland Pipe Band struck
up and there were cooking and flax weaving demonstrations.