An internet-famous karaoke singer and a waka ama world champion are the two guest speakers at an upcoming fundraiser.

Waka Ama world champion, Jo Pikia, and the creator of Farming Karaoke and mental health advocate, Patrick Johnson, will be speaking at an event organised by Stratford High School students fundraising to go to New Caledonia in July.

10 students studying French at Stratford High School are going on a French language and cultural exchange.

The students are selling tickets to "dream, believe, goal, achieve" where guest speakers Jo and Patrick will share their stories.


Rebecca Leafberg, French teacher at Stratford High, says the New Caledonia trip is a tradition.

"The French exchange to New Caledonia is a tradition at Stratford High School, set up many years ago by Margaret Bullen. We would love the community to get behind our students as they raise funds to keep this incredible cultural exchange alive."

Rebecca says the event is a must for any parent wanting to help their teenagers develop resilience and achieve their potential.

"The event will include spot prizes, a cash bar, nibbles and a delicious supper as well as raffles and mystery bottles."

"Dream, believe, goal, achieve" is an 18-plus event and tickets can be purchased for $30 at the Stratford High School office. Students will also be selling them around the community.

 The students are also selling tickets to the New Plymouth Repertory Theatre production The Vicar of Dibley. The production is on April 27at 7.30pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Rebecca.

For more information contact Rebecca email