Kapahaka plays an integral part in the school particularly during formal occasions. The kapa perform during local events primarily for entertainment before moving onto competition level. The Tainui Regional Kapahaka competition is the pinnacle for kapahaka. Each year participants are judged and moderated for their performance resulting in NCEA credits at an appropriate level, usually Level 2 with Excellence or Merit.
Every student enjoys competition of any form. There are many opportunities for students at Te Kuiti High School to experience competition and this can be done internally, locally, nationally and occasionally, internationally.
Te Kuiti High School has a long standing association with Hauraki Plains College and each year a sports exchange takes place with each school alternating the visit. Each sport code during the exchange is always well contested.
Waka Ama and Ki-o-rahi
These two codes are very popular summer sports with interest and training beginning in November. Competition for both codes take place throughout the summer until the end of term 1
All teams compete in the local competition with the top team also travelling to Hamilton to compete in the Waikato Secondary Schools competition. A team has competed internationally in Sydney with the most recent visit returning home victorious
This sports code is attracting a lot of interest locally with the development occurring at primary school level. Te Kuiti High School competes in the Waikato Secondary Schools competition with weekly travel to Hamilton.
This code also competes in the Waikato Secondary Schools competition and while results are varied, the interest is always strong.
The U18 Boys’ team has enjoyed many successes in recent years and as a result, interest in this code is growing. The team competes in a local competition as well as the Waikato Secondary Schools competition.
The First XV has traditionally been a strong team over a number of years. The current team competes in the Waikato Secondary Schools competition and this year, also qualified to compete in the Chiefs franchise trophy competition. The latter being a result of tremendous success in recent years. A girls’ rugby team also competes at regional level.>
The local swimming club has played a major role in developing skills in this area. Many participants compete at regional level while some students continue onto national competitions. The latter resulting in personal best times being recorded and medals to highlight their success in various disciplines.
This area is always well represented across many disciplines. While competition at school level is high, individuals go on to represent the school at regional and national level. Results from regional and national level are always impressive.