Cultural Groups @ TGC


Kia Ora! Talofa! Ni Hao! Here at Tauranga Girls' College, we strongly believe in the importance of culture and diversity within our school community.

With many students coming from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and countries, we try our very best to provide opportunities for everyone to share and learn about them. From our Kapa Haka group to our Pasifika Club, to our Multi-cultural and International weeks, there are many chances for you to get involved, participate and add to our culture. We hope to make everyone feel welcomed and gain a sense of belonging here at Tauranga Girls' College and hope to see you support our events throughout this year! Nga Mihi nunui!.



Homo Hāia (Homework Club)


This is a free homework programme designed to empower our pacific learners to excellence. Quality teachers from a range of curriculum subject areas are available weekly for students years 9 -13.

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Rising Hibiscus

Rising Hibiscus is open to all. It provides an environment with a pasifika feel/focus allowing our students to bond with one another through cultural identity therefore creating a sense of belonging. Students come to a morning session filled up with fun games and activities, as well as breakfast and a guest speaker to set them up for the day.


Rising Hibiscus runs in Term 2 and Term 3 on Wednesday mornings from 6:45am-8:45am .



Sisters of the Pacific


Sisters of the Pacific is a TGC performance group. This group embraces the different Pasifika cultures through the art of dancing. The Sisters of the Pacific have performed at various occasions.

Kapa Haka


Te Tauranga o Nga waka is a combined Tauranga Boys’ and Tauranga Girls’ College Kapa haka group. After a long 13 years, this ropu qualified for Secondary School Nationals in 2018, and without a doubt did both schools proud! 

Due to COVID 19, our Kapa haka group had to a break but 2021 sees Matua Ed Te Moana and the roopu striving towards placement at the Regionals.

We look forward to watching them work towards the goal of qualifying for nationals next year.

Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi!”