Waiata & haka are an integral part of our daily life at kura & one way our tamariki and rangatahi can connect with not only each other but the amazing environment we live in

Haka: Waimarino Kura

This haka was written in 2016 by Jerome Kavanagh & our kura tamariki. In 2021, it was re-edited by Erica Haumate & Uenuku

Waimarino Kura, Waimarino Kura

Waimarino Kura, Waimarino Kura

A tauira, tamariki, ngā hau e wha 

Hi ha! Hi ha! 

Hauhungatahi, Ruapehu, Tongariro, Pihanga, Ngāuruhoe

Hoe, hoe, hoe a ra! 

A Makaretu, Whakapapanui, Piopiotea, Whanganui!  

Awa Whanganui!


Ka mate, ka mate, ka ora, ka ora x2

Tēnei te tangata Pūhuruhuru

Nāna i tiki mai whakawhiti te ra 

Hupane, kaupane

Whiti te ra 



Kapa Haka

In 2021, under the guidance and leadership of Waimarino - National Park School kaiako Erica Haumate following a long hiatus Kapa Haka was again performed in our halls with the support of Uenuku and whānau.


Our debut performance was part of our day of Matariki celebrations which started with a dawn karakia at the pou-whenua - Uenuku Te Pou Tipua o Tūroa - which stands at the National Park, Park & Ride site.

Our School Song

This waiata was written by Sally Middleton and Lisa Jäggi in 2015

There is a place that we call home, a place where we belong.

With Ruapehu, Ngāuruhoe, Tongariro standing strong.

Come learn in our playground, where volcanoes touch the sky.

The rivers flow, the snow falls down, where our children learn to fly.



Reach for the mountain top, enjoy the journey there.

Step by step we make our way, our knowledge we will share.

At night when we lay down to sleep, our dreams fill our mind.

As darkness falls the kiwi calls, we’re each one of a kind.

Ka awhina te katoa

Ka piki te maunga teitei

(repeat chorus)



At National Park School

We aim high

Awhi atu, awhi mai!

(Repeat chant & chorus)