Kapa Haka Performance Roopu
We have a very enthusiastic Kapa Haka performance roopu at Tauwhare School and students from Year 4 to Year 6 are encouraged to join to learn traditional and contemporary Maori waiata and haka. The tutor for 2022 is Nikita Whaitiri - who we are grateful to have.
In Kapa Haka this year, the students are learning a variety of himene (hymns), waiata (songs), waiata-a-ringa (action songs), mau rakau, poi and haka. They will be performing some items at school events, such as our Matariki celebration and our end-of-year prize giving and celebration.
We welcome any help, so if Kapa Haka is something you would like to be part of, please do come and see us or send us an email. We would love to have more people on board!
2019 Kapa Haka
This year we have been invited to perform at Hillcrest High School as part of a Kaahui Ako initiative, alongside the seven other schools in our Hillcrest Kaahui Ako, as well as at the Matamata-Piako Cultural Festival in Morrinsville, in September.
Once we have received further information about these events, any notices regarding kapa haka can be accessed here.
Kapa Haka Waiata
Here are links to the lyrics and songs that the Kapa Haka group are learning and where possible, YouTube links to help our students learn the tunes.
Please play the links so the children can keep learning the songs and dances.
E Ihowā Atua (God Defend New Zealand)
2018 Kapa Haka Performance Photos
Click on the links to view photos from our recent performances.
Tai Ohinga Maro in Hamilton on 31 August, 2018
Matamata-Piako Cultural Festival in Morrinsville, on 6 September, 2018.
2016 Z Station Performance
Tauwhare School Kapa Haka Performance Group (whew, there's a mouthful!) were very fortunate to be asked to perform at the new Hamilton Z on Kahikatea Drive to officially open the station. In return, Z donated $500 to Tauwhare School so that we can purchase more uniforms and resources for teaching of Kapa Haka and Te Reo. We are extremely grateful to Selwyn Cook and Z Stations for supporting Tauwhare School again.
Enjoy the video of the opening and the Kapa Haka Performances.