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!
KNS Events - 2016
- Te Reo Maori Programme - Year 7/8
- Y7/8 Te Reo Maori Extension Group - Every Tues
- Te Reo Maori Programme - Year 1/2
- Y5/6 and Y7/8 Te Reo Maori Extension Group - Every Tues
- Y5/6 Kapa Haka Extension Group - Every Friday
- Matariki Month of June - Classes have celebrated Maori New Year through waiata, poi, rakau, kai, weaving, learning about wind instruments, myth/legend stories, inquiry researching and science.
- Maori Language Week - Wk 10
- Te Reo Maori Programme - Y5/6
- Y5/6 and Y7/8 Kapa Haka Extension Group - Every Friday
- Dance Splash - Kapa Haka element (using rakau and poi) - Wk 7
- Kapa Haka Extension Groups performance - Wk 8
- Te Reo Maori Programme - Y3/4
- KNS Music Performance Evening (aka Cushion Concert) - TBC
- Poroporoaki - Year 8 Leavers - TBC
KNS Events – 2015
- Te Reo Maori Programme for NE/Y1 and Year 7/8 classes – Whaea Adrienne Troughton
- Wk 9 - Matariki begins Thursday 18th June. Classes have celebrated the new year with new wishes, new goals, artwork, Matariki songs and games, Ki-o-rahi, baking starry shortbread and cupcakes, arts and crafts…
- Wk 11 – Whanau Hui for Maori and Pasifika families at 6-7.30pm in our staffroom.
- Te Reo Maori Programme for Y3/4 classes – Whaea Adrienne Troughton
- Y3/4's Marae Day Visit - Akopai Marae, Karori
- Wk 2 – Year 2’s Marae Day Visit to Akopai Marae, Karori
- Wk 9 - Karori Youth Awards evening – Y7/8 extension Kapa Haka
- Te Reo Maori Programme for Y2 classes – Whaea Adrienne Troughton
- Kapa Haka Splash concert – Y7/8 extension Kapa Haka (Wk 4)
- KNS Musical Performance Night – Y7/8 extension Kapa Haka at Samuel Marsden Auditorium (Wk 7)
- KKU Karori Community Performance at the VUWCE hall (Wk 8)
- Te Reo Maori Programme for Y5/6 classes – Whaea Adrienne Troughton