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. 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.

The sessions run from 3:40-6:00pm with afternoon tea and dinner provided. Check out the Pasifika in the Bay facebook page for more information, dates, and venues.


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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.


Asian Culture Club


Students have opportunities to experience Asian cultures through learning calligraphy, singing, dancing and playing games. We celebrate festivals such as Diwali and Chinese New Year. We love everyone to join us. Activities and workshops are held every Thursdays in the Activities Room.

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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! 

2021 placings included:

  • Waiata Tira: 3rd Place
  • Moteatea: 2nd Place
  • Haka: 2nd Place
  • Kaitatki: 1st Place

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.