Cultural and Performing Arts
South Waikato Combined Schools Music Festival
Every two years the schools in the South Waikato area join together to perform as a mass choir. Schools also perform individual items.
Whakamaru School encourage all our middle and senior school students to be involved in this fun event. South Waikato Culture Fest Website
School Productions and Performances
Staff, children and parents all enjoy being involved in school shows. The children build confidence and skills across all aspects of producing and directing a school show and showcase their talents.
Kapahaka Group and South Waikato Cultural Festival
Students at Whakamaru School become part of our whole school Kapahaka group.
They practice for school events, powhiri, special events and for either the Taiopenga o Tuwharetoa festival or South Waikato Cultural Festival that we attend alternatively. These take place annually, in Taupo & Tokoroa Event Centres respectfully and is one of the highlights of the school year.
We have a Te Reo and Kapahaka tutor who teaches the children every Tuesday, through the school year.
Performers and Presenters
Visits from performers and presenters to stimulate learning in a fun and interactive way. These include programmes such as the ‘Kids Can’ and guest authors through the ‘Duffy Books in School programme’.