Our school haka was written by Ben Ngaia and is called Ko Taku Kāreti. There is a short version which all students learn, plus a longer version.

Kaea: Taringa whakarongo!  Kia mau!
Katoa: Hi!
Kaea: Moe ara rā!  Moe ara rā! Takahia kia kino!
Katoa: E kino nei hoki!
Kaea: Ko whea ngā pae maunga e karanga nei?
Katoa: Ko Tararua!  Ko Tararua!
Kaea: Ko wai te kāreti e tū nei?
Katoa: Ko taku kāreti!  Ko taku kāreti!
I-a-ha-ha!
Tōku maunga tiketike
Huinga mouri ora
Ko Paraparaumu e ngunguru nei
Āna te ihi!  Āna te wehi!
Āna te mana nō ōku tīpuna e
Ka tahi – ka rua – auē hī!

TRANSLATION

Leader:  Be alert!  Be alert!
All:  Hi
Leader:  Awaken yourself from your slumber! Be watchful and alert at all times!
Stomp your feet with anger!
All:  Alas, I am consumed with rage
Leader:  Where are the mountain ranges that call to me?
All:  It is Tararua! It is Tararua!
Leader:  What is the college that stands before me?
All:  It is my college! It is my college!
Behold
My mountain’s loftiness
Sympbolises our collective force
It is Paraparaumu that rumbles forth
Indeed it is elevating! Indeed it is awe inspiring!
Indeed it is the pride that descends from y ancestors
One and all. United as one.


Year 9 and 10 students learn the haka each year and participate in an inter-house haka contest.

Click here to view the Haka.

There are several videos of the inter-house haka contest on youtube:

2015 interhouse haka contest

2016 interhouse haka contest

2017 interhouse haka contest

Full length version:

Kaea: Taringa whakarongo!  Kia mau!
Katoa: Hi!
Kaea: Moe ara rā!  Moe ara rā! Takahia kia kino!
Katoa: E kino nei hoki!
Kaea: Ko whea ngā pae maunga e karanga nei?
Katoa: Ko Tararua!  Ko Tararua!
Kaea: Ko wai te kāreti e tū nei?
Katoa: Ko taku kāreti!  Ko taku kāreti!
I-a-ha-ha!
Tōku maunga tiketike
Huinga mouri ora
Ko Paraparaumu e ngunguru nei
Āna te ihi!  Āna te wehi!
Āna te mana nō ōku tīpuna e

Kaea: Kia kaha rā!
Katoa: Auē hī!
Kaea: Kia kaha rā!
Katoa: Auē hī!
Tēnei taku toa – Tāwhirimātea
Tēnei taku toa – Tū-te-Nganahau
Riakina taku mana Riakina taku mana
Ki te tahatū o te rangi
Ki te okiokinga e tāria ana au
Ka tahi – ka rua – auē hī!