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Tawhai School


Rock Bottom a Rocking Success!


November 13 2021

Kiā ora e te whānau
Over the last 2 evenings the Tawhai kura tamariki have been performing the Craig Hawes very popular musical, ‘Rock Bottom’, at the Hutt City Church in Lower Hutt.
Set in prehistoric times, Rock Bottom is a rib-tickling prehistoric musical with plenty of puns, & slapstick humour, that had our audience chuckling from beginning to end! The toe tapping songs were very catchy and will certainly stay in our memories for weeks to come!
This super musical was brought to life at the Church by our wonderful tamariki who did themselves, their families and their teachers proud with their near faultless performances!
A MASSIVE thank you must go to the production team of Janette Page, Anna Sissons and Julia Dorgan who put in countless hours of hard mahi, missing lunches and soldiering on solidly through many weekends to make this production happen despite the uncertainty of whether the production would go ahead!
A HUGE thank you to 2 very exceptional and talented ladies, Shannon Maich and Nicole Stewart. Shannon, for her amazing creativity and enthusiasm with costumes, props, and accessories.
Nicole, Dance Teacher extraordinaire and wonderful Tawhai Kura supporter.
A HUGE paki, paki to our performers who worked so hard during this time and are such a credit to your whanau and kura!
Colin Saul and his terrific family, Renee, Lachlan, Keily and Onora who undertook numerous jobs.
Amanda Williamson, son Alex and Blake for Real Estate signs, Sound, lighting, filming on the night & film editing.
Dave Whiteman for the all-important special effects.
Christina Segetin for the marvellous face painting.
Steph Cains & Shannon Maich for hair & make-up.
Karen Poole & Lynley Poole for backstage support.
Karen Johnston for prompting.
Kelly Robinson for administration and coordinator of many things.
Lloyd Laurent, Patsy Roberts, Yvonne Olivecrona, Renee Saul and Sarah Tucker for their time and help.
Principal Karen Poole, Chairperson Angela Whitmarsh and the School Board for their help and guidance.
The Khandallah Arts Theatre for providing the costumes
The Stokes Valley Toy Library.
The Hutt City Church for providing the venue.
To the Tawhai Staff who had given their time and help either behind the scenes or on the night. You know who you are!
Apologies if I missed anyone!
Below are two huge albums of photos taken on both nights!

The Tuesday Performance

The Wednesday Performance