Kapa haka is the term for Māori performing arts and literally means to form a line (kapa) and dance (haka). It involves an emotional and powerful combination of song, dance and chanting. Kapa haka is performed by cultural groups on marae, at schools, and during special events and festivals. We are proud to have a large kapa haka group here at Banks Avenue School currently lead by Maaka Kahukuranui.
Tūhono Cultural Festival
Christchurch Primary Schools
Banks Avenue School
Senior Kapa haka 2018
Te Haka o Te Kura i te Taha o Otakaro
Kia rite, kia rite, Tu ake! Hei Aue Hei!
Whakarongo koutou ki te karere nei
Mai te kura i te taha o Otakaro
I tipu mai nga ringaringa Tane Mahuta
I te tau rima tekau ma ono
Ka piki ake ki te tihi Maunga Matuaraka
Koina te huarahi raurangatira ma
Nga akonga - Tino mohio
Nga kaiako ka rawe tika tonu Hei
Ko te mohiotanga hohonu
Ki te kaupapa whakahirahira
Ko te kura nunui i Te Waipounamu
Tokomaha matou mai tena tikanga
mai tera tikanga
Heoi ano, he whanau kotahi a matou
Ti, ti, hei ha!