Waiuku Primary School takes pride in creating cultural opportunities for our students. Kapa haka provides a learning environment that celebrates Māori culture. It also provides our students with a platform for expression, giving them the opportunity to experience success, gain confidence through performance, show pride and step up as leaders and role models.
Students are encouraged to join throughout the year. Kapa haka gives us an opportunity to tell our own narratives – the events and the people that are relevant to us and we are proud to tell these stories. This is where our students learn about commitment and teamwork. Kapa haka provides an opportunity for our students to contribute to citizenship and sense of belonging to Aotearoa.
Whakawhānaungatanga; a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides students with a sense of belonging. This is the one word that defines our Kapa Haka Whānau. We learn waiata that connects us to our local iwi Ngāti Te Ata.
Waiuku Primary Kapa Group are committed to participating and performing in school and community events throughout the year. Such as
- Community Powhiri
- Multicultural Festival held in Pukekohe
- Matariki Concert at Waiuku College
- Matariki School Assembly
- Te wiki o Te Reo Māori
- End of Year Prizegiving Giving
Kapa Haka Tutors
Matau Selwyn Herewini (Waiuku College – Kaitautoko)
Tina Sagaga – Waiuku Primary School