School Choir

Do you love to sing? The School Choir is going to perform at Kids Sing and learn plenty of fun songs.  


A very casual audition where you will sing back a little tune. We are not looking for perfection, more for a great attitude and a love of singing!

Music Theory 

Reading music can be hard, but if you learn an instrument is pretty important! If you’d like help getting better at reading music then this is the group for you.


Put your name down on the list if you’re already learning an instrument and would like to work towards getting your Royal Schools Theory Grade Examination.

Drama / Toi Whakaari 

Want to see your name in lights one day? Apply for drama club today! Learn the basics of stagecraft, the importance of hard work, creativity and imaginative play, listening and observation skills and self-confidence.


You will need to prepare a short audition piece - either a paragraph of your favourite book or a poem. You don’t have to memorise it, but you will be reading it in front of the other people auditioning.

Auditions will begin middle of Term 1.

Edible Fashion Awards

Students construct a garment from materials that have a connection to food and showcase them at the Hawkes Bay Edible Fashion Awards. Any student is able to participate.

Special Choir 

If you’ve got a soloist voice, you may be tapped on the shoulder and asked to join our smaller Special Choir. This group will have some more technical songs to learn and perform.   


If you’re in our school choir we will be looking for students that we will approach to join our smaller Special Choir.


Music is supposed to be a social thing, so if you already learn the keyboard/piano, drums, guitar, or love to sing, then this is the group for you!


Put your name down on the list and tell me about what instrument(s) you play and how long you’ve been learning, then we will have a very casual audition where you can play me your favourite song.

Kapa Haka

Extension Art

Selected students participate in a weekly visual art class to extend their skills. They experience a variety of mediums including acrylic paint, watercolour paint, sketching and photography.

Drawing Club / Karapu Toi

Drop into the art room on a Friday lunchtime to do some drawing. Everyone welcome!

Performing Arts

Hastings Intermediate School will enter the Showquest competition and stage a theatre production bi-annually. Students can experience the rehearsal process and perform on a theatre stage with a large audience. There are roles to audition for and ensemble roles for any students to participate.

Instrument Lessons

Instrumental Lessons- Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Keyboard, Drums, Guitar, Brass. Lessons begin in Term 1 and there will be a sharing performance at the completion of the cycle in Term 4.


Sign up occurs at the start of term 1.


Pasifika is a unique group to be part of here at Hastings Intermediate School. This is a fun space to learn multiple Pacific and Asian cultural dances. We cover dances from the Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Niue, Māori, and India. There are opportunities to perform at Poly Nation or PolyFest. We hold auditions for this group in term 1. Come along and give it a try.

Hip Hop

Students participate in a weekly hip hop class with a professional tutor. There are opportunities to perform in competitions.