Performing Arts

Students at KVC are provided with every opportunity to display their talents through the many Cultural and Arts activities that are an integral part of our school. They include drama, debating, public speaking, kapa haka, school productions, school orchestra, choir, Sheilah Winn Shakespeare festival, theatresports and many more.

Specialist and experienced teachers offer some really exciting initiatives. This has resulted in an increasing number of students showing an interest in studying Music, Drama and Visual Art with many going on to tertiary study or practice in the community.

Students wishing to learn how to play a musical instrument are able to do so, and the number who are confident to perform on stage is flourishing. Drama forms a regular part of the school curriculum and can be pursued to senior and Scholarship levels. Performance opportunities are created within the class, school productions, and talent quests.

Kaikorai Valley College has a wide array of activities that allow students to follow areas of passion in the Performing Arts. As well as learning a wide variety of musical instruments taught by itinerant music teachers, students can participate in a multitude of drama and performance activities.

Debating and public speaking are very much encouraged at the school and, likewise, form part of the regular curriculum. Speech contests are an annual feature.

Instrument Tuition

We offer a large range of itinerant music lessons taught on a weekly basis by professional musicians and teachers who visit our school. The following are instruments students can learn while at Kaikorai Valley College:

Guitar, Drums, Bass, Voice, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Cornet, Piano

Musical Opportunities

  • Orchestra and Chamber music groups
  • Rock band and singer-songwriter groups
  • Choral Music
  • Talent Quest

Drama Activities

  • Theatre Games during lunchtimes
  • School Production from Year 7-13
  • Shakespeare Festival
  • Wearable Arts Performances
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