Arts & culture


Te kete tauri

Te kete tauri is one of the three Māori kete (baskets) of knowledge. Te kete tauri refers to energy which operates behind our perceptions, and the realities behind the colours, shapes, smell and sounds we perceive. It is the knowledge of a world of cosmic processes and the rhythmic patterns of energy which uphold and sustain life.


The arts refer to dance, music, painting and drawing.

We offer a wide range of opportunities for our learners. Students with little to no experience or lots of experience or in these areas can partake in the arts. They can do this as either a class, or as part one of our clubs. Students also have the opportunity to engage in external groups who Rolleston College Horoeka Haemata are linked to.

Senior art portfolio is a journey for our learners, where they bring to life their ideas and concepts throughout the year.​​​​​​​


  • Production
  • Theatresports
  • Choir
  • Vocal group
  • Band
  • Dance NZ Made
  • Art exhibition
  • Variety concert
  • X-Factor RC
  • Big Sing


Te kete tuatea

Te kete tuatea is one of the three kete of knowledge in te ao Māori. It refers to the experience we have of connections with one another and with the past, knowledge of spiritual realities.

We relate this to our cultural kete as this is where learners can connect with their peers, their culture, their past and traditions or learn about new ones.


At Rolleston College Horoeka Haemata we celebrate and embrace the many cultures that make up our community. Some of the cultural highlights at our kura include whānau evenings, Matariki celebrations, Pasifika evenings, International Day, Te wiki o te reo Māori and Pacific Language Weeks.​​​​​​​

What we offer

  • Horoeka Haemata kapa haka
  • Selwyn combined schools kapa haka
  • Nui Wave Pasifika group
  • Tama Mai Saute Dance Academy
  • Polyfest
  • South African group