Performing Arts & Cultural Activities
Te Rōpū Hotuwaipara is the HVHS Kapa Haka group. The group is comprised of students from Year 9-13 and is open to students from all cultures.
In 2019 we are very pleased to have Darell Ngatai as our tutor. Darell is an experienced teacher of all aspects of Kapa Haka, he has personally performed at a national level. Olivia Copeman will manage the Rōpū .
While Kapa Haka is the main focus, our tutors deliver Kapa Haka with a Te Ao Māori perspective, which is inclusive of Te Reo Māori, Tikanga, Whakapapa and Karakia.
In 2019 Te Rōpū Hotuwaipara will be preparing to develop a vibrant and exciting rōpū who will work toward several major performances this year.
Kapa Haka practice is held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Friday at lunchtime 1.30pm-2.15pm in the Hotuwaipara Marae.
Nau mai, haere mai!
Year level productions occur annually from Years 9 to 13.
There is an ongoing tradition of producing feature-length films which are screened publicly in a local movie theatre.'
Hutt Valley High School has a long and proud musical tradition. The Music Department
has some of the best instrumental tutors in the country and a wide variety of co-curricular
groups on offer. There are opportunities for the music groups to perform at a variety of concerts, festivals and competitions in the school and the wider community, and also to attend professional musical performances.
All students are offered the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through the Itinerant Music Scheme. This scheme allows students to reap the benefits of tuition from experienced and professional tutors. The half-hour lessons take place once a week, usually in small groups. Tuition is available in a wide range of instruments, including voice. Some instruments are available for hire.
All music students are encouraged to belong to a range of music groups. These include orchestras, choirs, ensembles and bands in a wide range of styles. There are also opportunities to participate in special musical events during the year such as regional festivals, chamber music competitions, Rockquest, concerts, workshops, tours and a music festival.
Various dance groups are run as an adjunct to the curriculum including hip hop and cheerleading squads.