Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 2 Māori Performing Arts

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning

Kapa haka experience

Maori 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, 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 Maori 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
Polyfest performance. Set from previous years. (Not including year 10s and internationals).

Term 2
Waiata composition and actions
Preparations for Matariki Festival

Term 3
Waiata composition and actions
Preparations for Te Ahurea (competitive comp)

Term 4
Waiata compostion and actions
Preparations for Polyfest the following year.

Learning Areas:

Maori Studies


Level 3 Māori Performing Arts

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Actor, Copywriter, Historian, Film and Video Editor, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Author, Dancer, Tattoo Artist, Urban/Regional Planner, Psychologist, Communications Professional, Interpreter, Community Karitāne, Conservator, Corrections Officer, Judge, Curator, Early Childhood Teacher, Hairdresser/Barber


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