Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Māori Performing Arts

Course Description

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Recommended Prior Learning

Kapa haka experience at junior levels.

Māori performing arts is a FOUR period a week course (Full year) that explores Te Ao Haka (The haka world).

As well as an expectation to explore Kapa Haka as a performing art and the core performance elements associated with kapa haka. Learners will also be expected to learn and perform a kapa haka bracket at competitive level, explore different kapa groups and significant people who have had an impact on Māori performing arts in the past and currently.

There are theory elements to this course, and it also is a UE approved subject.

Course Overview

Term 1
Te Ao Haka- The Haka World.
Exploring key elements and people of te ao haka.

Waiata compositions and actions

Term 2
Waiata compositions and actions plus Matariki festival performance.

Term 3
Waiata compositions and actions plus Te Ahurea (competitive) competition.

Term 4
Polyfest Prep for the following year.

Learning Areas:

Maori Studies, Wellbeing


Level 2 Māori Performing Arts

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Actor, Copywriter, Anaesthetist, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Barrister, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Author, Dancer, Tattoo Artist, Midwife, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Psychologist, Journalist, Graphic Designer


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.