Kapa Haka

Kapa Haka

Ko te kupu nei te “Kapa Haka” he tirohanga whānui ki ngā mahi toi Māori, ārā ngā mahi haka, waiata ā ringa, te tū pakari, te kori tinana, te pūkana, te whakakotahitanga o te katoa.

The term ‘kapa haka’ refers to a broad range of Māori performing arts combining stance, posture, movement and expression to form a single whole.

Kapa Haka (including waiata tira, waiata a ringa, poi and haka) is an integral part of Westland High School. Westland High Schools Kapa Haka group is very successful and has won many awards and accolades over the years including:

  • Te Ahurei O Te Tai O Poutini Senior Overall Winner in 2012 & 2016
  • Te Ahurei O Te Tai O Poutini Senior Whakaeke Award Winner in 2016

Kapa Haka gives students the opportunity to learn Maori culture by participation and performance, develop a sense of one’s own individuality and provide a sense of unity and belonging as part of a larger group or whole.  

Senior students play a key role in Westland High Schools Kapa Haka, showing what they, as young leaders, can achieve by way of doing. They become the mentors to our juniors and show healthy pathways that they to can follow and aspire to.

For further enquiries please contact Matua Bussy: matuabussy@westlandhigh.school.nz

View the link for an experience of Westland High School Kapa Haka  or visit the Westland High School Hokitika Facebook page to see more.


Upcoming events

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Last day of term 4, 2020.

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre.

Monday 30 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 23 Nov

23rd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre.

Friday 13 Nov

13th November Senior students go on study leave for their NCEA exams.

Monday 26 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 12 Oct

12th October to 17th October Westland High School will be staging Big Fish a School production at the Regent t... [Read more]

Monday 12 Oct

Term 4 begins

Friday 25 Sep

Last day of term 3.

Friday 25 Sep

25th September the Westland High School Ball takes place. More information regarding venue and other details w... [Read more]
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