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.
Staff contact - Sarah Roper
Our Fusion leadership and personal development programme for former refugee and migrant youth is run by staff from Ignite Sport. This programme provides mentoring and the opportunity to develop self confidence and leadership skills. Each term, there is a one or two day programme where students are taken off campus to experience a range of exciting adventures. Recent trips have included sailing in Wellington harbour, mountain biking to Pencarrow lighthouse, hiking to the top of Mt Kaukau or taking on the challenge of the high ropes course at Adrenaline Forest. The programme is fully funded and there is no cost to the students taking part.
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.
Staff contact – Sarah Roper
This group meets once a week to listen and dance to the latest K-pop songs.
Staff contact – Jamie Casley
This lunchtime club meets every week and provides an opportunity for former refugee students and new migrants to meet together informally, practise speaking English, share some food and have some fun.
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.
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