Te Haeata Awatea is the combined Wellington College and Wellington Girls’ College Kapa Haka. Kapa Haka is a vehicle through which our students are able to connect with and learn te reo Māori me ōna tikanga. It allows our students to develop skills in managing their time. They build long-lasting relationships and learn to work together. They learn to focus and to work hard. Kapa haka has proven to lift educational achievement because it allows our students to achieve success as rangatahi Māori.
Our staff, managers, tutors, whānau, and students work together to foster an environment that is safe and loving but productive with plenty of encouragement and a high expectation for hard work and success. Everything that happens in our space both on and off the floor must align with the values of our respective schools: oranga, manaakitanga, whakarangatira, rangatiratanga, manawaroa, ngākau pono, ako, whānau.
The work programme includes a two-year campaign towards our regional and/or nationals. It also includes a performance at ahurei, prizegivings, and any other kaupapa for our respective schools.
If you would like to be involved or join Te Haeata Awatea, contact TIC Kapa Haka, Whaea Katie Thompson, at firstname.lastname@example.org