Cultural Activities

Kapa Haka
Kia ora koutou katoa. Kapa Haka is a combination of sweet singing, graceful movements and choreography as well as intense pride and passion. Our group is in the middle of an exciting transformation period with new tutors, costumes and festivals to compete in. Our aim is to showcase the already well known Rangitoto College name and talent in a context which we have never before been synonymous with - The world of Kapa Haka! If you want to be a part of this new era and participate in a passionate Maori performing arts group, then come and join us as we take Kapa Haka at Rangitoto College to the next level. Mauri Ora. Contact Tania Siueva for more information.

Chinese Traditional Dance
Every year the Chinese Traditional Dance group prepare for performances, with fan dance and drumming being very entertaining for the audiences. The main focus for this year is on June 13, when the group will perform in the evening for the Chinese Concert which is attended by hundreds of students, parents and supporters from the Chinese community.

Korean Fan Dance
For many years now, Korean students have impressed their audiences with the precision of their fan dance performance. This year the main focus is on June 27 evening for the Arirang concert, which is attended by hundreds of students, parents and supporters from the Korean community.  

Indian Cultural Group
Students interested in Indian Culture will meet regularly during the year and enjoy activities such as shared lunches of Indian food and watching Bollywood movies.  Dress and Music Activities are also undertaken during Cultural Diversity week.  An Indian Dance group is formed as part of celebrating the International makeup of the College community. Mrs Bakker is the teacher in charge.  She teaches in the ESOL and Language blocks.

Lion Dance
Rangitoto College is proud owner of a magnificent Lion, which entertains the College with its lively performances. Chinese day on June 13 is a big day for the Lion. Senior students and staff members train Lion Dance volunteers from Years 9 and 10 during lunchtimes.  Mrs Prankerd is the contact person to see.