Rotorua Boys’ High School offers a wide range of opportunities in the performing arts, and participation is strongly encouraged. 

Our students have opportunities to perform at a number of functions on the local, regional and international stages. 

Kapa Haka

In Kapa Haka, Rotorua Boys’ High School & Rotorua Girls’ High School combine and the top Kapahaka group is known as Raukura. The Raukura group are the current National Champions. 

Raukura is one of New Zealand’s top High School Kapahaka Groups and has consistently placed in the top 4 in national competitions over the last decade.  

In 2014 Raukura were runners up in the National Secondary School Championships and in 2016 the group won the National Secondary School Finals held in Hastings.

Over the last two years, Raukura has travelled to perform in China in November 2015 and at the Folk Cantanhede in Portugal in July 2016.

Raukura have a successful history of placings at the NZ Super 8 Schools Cultural Festival. 

Music and Performing Arts

Over the years Rotorua Boys’ High School has produced many successful Musical Productions.  These productions are run in association with Rotorua Girls’ High School.  Productions in more recent years include Jesus Christ Superstar, Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story, Aida and The Wiz. 


New Zealand Super 8 Schools Cultural Festival

Every year Rotorua Boys' High School competes at the New Zealand Super 8 Schools' Cultural Festival in Kapahaka, Drama, Oratory, Debating, Theatre Sports, Music Performance and Art. 



Students from Rotorua Boys' High School have traditionally performed well at various oratory competitions, including Manu Korero, Rotary Club of Rotorua Speech Competition, RSA Speech Competition, Lions Speech Competition and the Maori Womes's Welfare League Oratory Competition.