Cultural

Cultural

HVHS has the following Cultural clubs and societies available, and these groups will have a display with more information at the Sports, Clubs and Performing Arts Expo at the start of each year.


Kapa haka

Staff contact – Darell Ngatai, and Olivia Copeman

Te Rōpū Kapa Haka o Te Awakairangi is the HVHS Kapa Haka. The group is comprised

of students from Year 9-13 and is open to students from all cultures. Kapa Haka is held in Hotuwaipara, days and times and available from key staff contacts.

Teaching is also delivered through noho marae or wānanga. A number of these are held

throughout each term in the lead up to performances, powhiri or major events. 


K-Pop club

Staff contact – Sarah Roper

This group meets once a week to listen and dance to the latest K-pop songs.


Kiwi Club

Staff contact – Jamie Casley

The New Kiwi Club meets every week in G1. It is an opportunity for former refugee students

and new migrants to come together, practise speaking English, share some food and have

some fun. All former refugees and new migrant students are welcome.


Origami Club

Staff contact – Sarah Langley

The Origami club meets every week. Fold elephants, dragons, kiwi, manga characters,

pokemon, geometric shapes and many many more. There are over 200 origami books and

magazines crammed full of instructions of different models, from simple to super complex,

which you can choose to fold.


Poly Club

Staff contact – Sheena Anglesey

Anyone is welcome to join this club, which celebrates the many Pacific Island cultures

through dance, song and food. The group performs as part of the regional polyfest, at

assemblies and out in the community at church and other schools.

Spanish and Latin American club

Staff Contact - Jairo Trujillo-Ramirez

Info TBC