In Music, students have the opportunity to develop instrumental and vocal skills. Students work with experienced musical practitioners and can participate in a variety of co-curricular activities to support their learning. Itinerant instrumental lessons are offered free of charge. In the junior school, students can expect to study a range of popular and contemporary music from Aotearoa and elsewhere. They are expected to develop performance skills and to develop musical literacy so that they can analyse and write their own music. In the senior school, students can study performance, composition, analysis, and music technology. Students are encouraged to develop critical awareness in their particular areas of interest.
Drama gives you the skills that enhance your performance in every other subject! Junior Drama students explore storytelling and theatre forms from around the world. This exciting and enriching course dedicates all of its learning activities to developing students’ creativity, imagination, performance and presentation skills.
The Year 9 course lasts for 1 term, while Year 10 is a semester. Senior/NCEA Drama is a full-year programme which focuses on developing a solid skill base for students in original and scripted work. The opportunities for leadership, exploration of identity, communication and values are numerous.
With a unique focus on Aotearoa and Tairawhiti, both Junior and Senior Drama enable students to develop and grow their physical and creative skills, work independently and collaboratively – and expand their enjoyment of the dramatic performing arts.
Our friendly, motivated practising artists guide you through and school you in such diverse fields as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, computer design and digital photography. In the junior school the focus is on gaining experience in the range of media. In the senior school the curriculum opens into the sub disciplines for students to choose and specialise in Painting, Sculpture, Design and Photography.