Karori Normal School

Kapa Haka



Kapa Haka Link



What is Kapa Haka?

                         Kapa:  'stand in a row or rank'                                      Haka:  'dance'

Kapa Haka involves a combination of song, dance and chanting. It is performed by cultural groups on a marae, at schools and during special events and festivals. Our children at KNS have been given the opportunity to experience a vital part of our Maori culture and heritage.

Kia ora e te whanau o Karori,


On Fridays from 9-11.30am, the New Entrant/Y1 to Y7/8 classes meet in the hall to practise waiata and action songs. Each year group are on a rotation and practise for 30mins. Parents are very welcome to sit in on our Kapa Haka practises and sing along with us on Fridays.


We like to have our tamariki experience performing in front of an audience.  Our Kapa Haka extension group perform at our annual Karori Normal School Cushion Concert held at the Samuel Marsden Auditorium. This provides our tamariki with the opportunity to showcase what they have been learning during the year.


Kapa Haka takes a lot of commitment and hard work but performing to an audience and getting the sense of satisfaction is worth it!