Kapa Haka

Glenbervie School has a close relationship with Pehiaweri Marae. There is a clear and shared understanding of Tikanga and Wairuatanga that leads the school in all it does. The rōopū has been mildly active over the years but had a resurgence in 2008. It is is founded on, and embraces the values of Manaakitanga, Rangatiratanga and Te Mahi Rehia. The roopu expresses the values and beliefs of the school and its community through haka, waiata, kanikani, poi, and rakau. Inspiration for the kapahaka comes from the children, the community, our past and our future. Without these elements, parts of our culture would die. We perform for the love of it and to keep our culture alive.

The costumes worn by the rōopū reflect the story and the designs that are symbolised in the waharoa. The costumes use the school’s colours (mangu/pango and pounamu). The central design is the pikorua which represents the joining of two cultures for eternity, through ups and downs and also signifies loyalty.

We are so fortunate to have our tutor Joby Hopa. He has been with us since 2008 and is responsible for bringing his passion and knowledge to our kapahaka rōopū. We currently practice on Friday at 10:40 and there is nothing nicer than hearing waiata floating around the school grounds each week.

E toru nga mea with lyrics.mp4
Tuia with lyrics.mp4
Te Aroha with lyrics.mp4
Kia Ora Koutou with lyrics.mp4
Te Pu lyrics.mp4
Parihaka te maunga with lyrics.mp4