Te Ao Haka

Te Ao Haka encompasses not only the physical movements and expressions of the haka but also delves into the cultural and historical significance embedded in this traditional Māori dance form. Te Ao Haka education promotes cultural appreciation, teamwork, and a sense of pride and belonging, contributing to a holistic understanding of Māori heritage, and performing arts.

Explore Ngā pūrākau – the stories; and Ngā taonga - instruments and implements, when you join us in Te Ao Haka.

Te Ao Haka offers a variety of opportunities for senior students to nurture and grow their leadership skills and is a vehicle to communicate culture, tikanga, knowledge systems and iwi traditions.

Future learning and careers with
Te Ao Haka
  • Cultural Performer
  • Tourism Guide
  • Educator
  • Event Co-ordinator
  • Cultural Advisor
  • Sports Coach/Manager

Nau mai haere mai ki te Whare Puawaitanga (Our place of Blooming and growth). This is the hub of Maori education within our kura. Students learn Te Reo & Tikanga Māori, and also have an opportunity to develop their cultural skills in Te Aō Haka (Kapa haka).

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Te Ao Haka
Where we teach
Te Ao Haka


Let our spirit bird guide you on your path to knowledge.

The Kōtuku learning area is named for the White Heron - a beautiful and rare bird endemic to our boundary rivers. A brand new facility that houses our Whare, Humanities, and our Year 7/8 Integrated hub.

Te Ao Haka

Events & Activites



Cultural Competition


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