Whaowhia te kete mātauranga
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Kapa Haka is an avenue for our tauira to be culturally-connected learners who embrace tikanga, te reo and te ao Māori through Māori performing arts. Through belonging to the Kapa Haka rōpū, our ākonga gain confidence to express themselves through waiata, haka, mōteatea and poi. They also form positive relationships with kaiako, tutors and other students. There are many opportunities for student leadership and tuakana-teina connections.
Kapa Haka o Pūtaringamotu represents the kura at school events including pōwhiri, mihi whakatau, and Senior Prizegiving. For whakataetae (competitions), we compete as Te Hononga Wairua – a combined rōpū of Riccarton High School and St Thomas’ of Canterbury students. The hono between our two kura allows us to stand proudly together at whakataetae like the Tūhono Festival and Waitaha Regional Kapa Haka Competition.
Participating in Kapa Haka is an opportunity for our Māori ākonga to embrace their māoritanga, but students of all ethnicities are invited (and encouraged) to join the rōpū.
Kapa Haka whakaharatau (practices)
Tuesdays 3.15 pm – 4.15 pm
Kapa Haka hui for whānau
Term 1 – Whanaungatanga
Rangatahi interested in Kapa Haka are invited to find out more, along with their whānau
Term 2 – Whakaritenga Whakataetae
Hui to prepare for competitions, planning for whakaharatau, wānanga and noho.
Other hui may be organised to coordinate whakataetae and performances.