The Arts Academy consists of 140 students excelling in singing, drama, visual art, te reo, musicianship, kapahaka, music theory and dance. The criteria for acceptance into these groups has been very specific to ensure a high level of talent and commitment; students in these groups are working at extension level. Highlights of the year will be Stage Challenge, The Kids Sing, Hawke’s Bay Dance Festival, our own Kapahaka Festival, community performances, song writing competitions to name but a few. The ultimate in excitement for the whole Academy and Performing Arts groups will be this year’s Term 3 Arts Festival, an all singing, all dancing story that will involve every Arts group in the school.
Arts Department Opportunities
As well as the Arts Academy, the Arts Department acknowledges the right of every student to be involved in something they love to do, irrespective of their level of expertise! Students are invited to sign up for:
ukulele orchestra, rock bands, visual art and dance clubs. No one should be saying ‘I’m bored’ at lunchtimes!