All year levels and cultures are invited to join the kapa haka with opportunities for performance in the annual Polyfest, as well as leading the school in powhiri, mihi whakatau, prizegivings and other hui. Student leadership in all aspects is encouraged and there is a focus on local compositions when learning new material.
All year levels and cultures are invited to join the Pasifika group. Student leadership is encouraged. Performances are prepared for the annual schools Polyfest, as well as community events. Material from all contributing Pacific cultures is taught, with an emphasis on songs from students’ own families, villages and islands.
Māori and Pasifika at KVC
A regular activity programme is offered to all Māori and Pasifika students. Organised by the senior Māori and Pasifika Committee, students are invited to take part in a weekly schedule of events, including games, arts and crafts, cultural learning, tutoring and guest speakers. The purpose of the group is to foster a sense of identity and belonging, grow cultural skills and knowledge, and encourage academic and other successes. Leadership opportunities are provided, in particular to senior students. Whānau and family involvement is welcomed.