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Extra Curricular Activities

Kapa haka
The success of Kapa Haka at Piopio College has resulted largely from relationship strengthening, total on-going commitment and dedication within whānau and proudly supported by the hapū, the community and the College. 

We value the wisdom and guidance of the whānau and acknowledge the roles and responsibilities you each have in advancing the specific cultural and educational needs of Māori students predominately and encourage all students to participate, fostering positive relationships and sharing of cultural knowledge
  • Kapa haka is an avenue for Māori people to express and showcase their heritage and cultural Polynesian identity through song and dance.
  • Kapa haka dates back to pre-European times where it developed from all traditional forms of Maori pastimes; haka, mau rakau (Maori weaponry), poi (ball attached to rope or string) and moteatea (traditional Maori songs). These everyday activities were influential to the development of kapa haka.
  • Students are responsible for pōwhiri (Welcome of all new students/staff/schools/ dignitaries/guests etc)
  • Students are keen participants at Annual Events such as The Maniapoto Festival
  • Students compete at regional level ,with the intent of representing Maniapoto at a National level

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Sporting activities
  Set in a well developed park like environment Piopio College encourages students to participate in a number of sporting, outdoor and cultural extracurricular  activities.  Our noteworthy sporting facilities include the likes of a school gym, a 400m athletic track, netball and tennis courts, a 25m swimming pool, football, rugby and hockey pitches as well as cricket wickets and practice nets.  We also have access to an on campus fitness centre and adjoining farmland and public domain.

We provide our students with opportunities to develop skills and appropriate attitudes to voluntary involvement at levels that are commensurate with their skill and maturity while considering their physical, social and emotional wellbeing so that they have the confidence and desire to be involved in recreational activities both at school and in later life.  This involvement can be through Interhouse competitions, School athletics day, Swimming sports, Interschool and District competitions and Crosscountry competitions where the following  sports/activities are catered for at Piopio College:
  • Athletics
  • Softball 
  • Crosscountry
  • Football
  • Softcrosse
  • Rowing
  • Squash
  • Turbo Touch
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Mountain biking
  • Golf
  • Motorcross
  • Sevens
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Geocoaching

  • Badmington
  • Cricket
  • Equestrian
  • Hockey
  • Orienteering
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Table Tennis
  • Unihoc
  • Speedminton

You can learn to play a musical instrument with the Itinerant Music teacher scheme. Half hours lessons are free of charge per week, the only cost is the hire of the instrument. NCEA music performance tuition is available as well as London Trinity grade exams. You can even join the College band.  Registration starts the first week of the 1st term. To know more about the Music scheme please contact Mrs Turner- Arts coordinator  Instruments tuition available: brass, woodwind, string and guitar   music piopio college

Phone: 07 877 8173

Piopio College
18 Aria Rd  PIOPIO 3912
New Zealand