Students are encouraged to take the opportunities offered to develop their talents and explore their interests in a wide variety of cultural activities. Many of these require a commitment to seeing things through to a conclusion, whether it is for a performance, presentation or display or just for the satisfaction of the student. We are keen for students to take the plunge and try something new.
- ‘Big Sing’ Secondary Schools’ Choral Festival
- Chamber Music Competitions
- Clarinet Ensemble
- Flute Ensemble
- Irish Band
- Jazz Band
- Language Competitions: Japanese, Maori, French, German
- Orchestra - Orchestral Festival
- Otaakoro Kapahaka
- Recorder Ensemble
- Rock Band Rock Quest
- Speech Contests
- Pacific Island Culture Group
- Writers Group
One of our goals is to extend the students’ horizons beyond themselves. We do this through involvement with the community in a number of projects each year, for example:
- Harvest Festival
- 40 Hour Famine
- World Vision Child Sponsorship
- Fundraising for Breast Cancer Research
Orchestra invited to perform at Sydney Opera House
Our school orchestra is taking part in the Australian International Music Festival in July. This is going to be a fantastic week for students. They will perform a programme of music at the Sydney Opera House and take part in an open air concert at Darling Harbour. The girls are very excited about their visit to Australia and are working incredibly hard at the moment, with several practices a week.
Planning for the trip has been underway for several months and lots of fund raising activities have taken place to help with costs. On the 20th June we are holiding a fund raising concert at school. It would be great if you could come along and support the trip. Tickets cost $5 all of which will go towards the trip.