Kapa Haka Group
Te Maurea Whiritoi is the school Kapa Haka group that represented Tainui Waka at the NZ Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Nationals in Rotorua. Our group is combined with our school and Hamilton Boys’ High. Te Maurea Whiritoi are staunchly supported by both staff and whānau members, making it a fantastic, exciting experience. Over the build up to competitions girls have many wānanga/ live ins that they are to attend. We are very proud as whānau and school of our Kapa Haka group.
Many of our girls who are part of the group also learn te reo Māori. This complements their extra curricular activity as well as their own learning. We strongly support all girls who involve themselves in this group.
Talofa, Kia Orana, Bula, Kia Ora!
The members of the Hamilton Girls' High School Polynesian dance group are renowned in the Waikato area for their high standard of performance and the variety of their repertoire.
The students represent many Pasifika cultures including those of Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Nuie, and the Cook Islands as well as New Zealand and South-East Asia.
In 2006 the group will be led by Year 12 student Alaisa Salele, and tutors Lua from Samoa and Teresi from Fiji. The Polynesian Group practises every Tuesday after school and new members are welcome.
Hamilton Girls' High School Indian group has been involved in cultural performances that uphold Indian culture.
The membership of this group has increased form 14 to 22 this year.
The highlights of past years have been the dance performances this group has been involved in, such as:
Citizenship Ceremony, Diwali festival, India Independence day celebration and schools fusion festival, stage challenge and 50th Jubilee celebrations.
The Indian group also has a set of stunning costumes which were imported from India last year.