The Arts; Nga Toi
The Arts Department aims to encourage students to be creative, explore and participate in a variety of artistic endeavours, leading to a lifelong love of the Arts. Our courses stimulate creative actions and responses by engaging the senses, imagination, ideas and feelings. We will explore, challenge, affirm and celebrate artistic and aesthetic expressions of self, culture and our school and wider community.
Year 9 Visual Arts Module:
The Visual Arts module covers: design, drawing skills, Kowhaiwhai and painting.
Year 9 Music and Performing Arts Module:
A vibrant course , linking dance, drama, and music appreciation and performance.
Year 10 French:
An introductory course where students will learn to read, listen to, write and speak basic French.
Year 10 Visual Arts:
Visual Arts in Year 10 covers skills development in drawing, painting and mixed media. Themes include Still Life, Our Place/ Turangawaewae and the use of the Grid, and Self Portraits.
Year 10 Maori
A stimulating look at korero(speaking), whakaronga(listening), panui(reading), tuhi tuhi(writing), matukitaki(viewing) and whakataki(performance.
Year 10 Drama:
A performance based course delving into the world of drama. Role play, games, mime, plays and study into the skills required.
Year 11 Visual Arts:
Year 11 Visual Arts NCEA programme is a 22 credit course, covering: developing skills in recording information in wet and dry media, developing work in Painting and Printmaking and creating a body of work into a portfolio submission.
Year 11 French:
This course builds on Year 10 French and students will end the year with a solid foundation for further study.
Year 12 Visual Arts:
Visual Arts NCEA programme is a 20 credit course, developing understanding of Painting conventions, developing and extending work into a body of work into a portfolio submission.
Year 12 French:
This course builds on the foundation established in Years 9 and 10. A wider range of tenses are learnt and the themes covered tend to be of a more worldly nature.
Year 13 Visual Arts:
Visual Arts NCEA programme is a 22 credit course, extending understanding of painting conventions, developing and regenerating work into a body of work for a portfolio submission.
Year 13 French:
This course is an extension of Year 12 where the intricacies of the French language are studied, as are worldly themes. Students will end the year with a high level of French.
Itinerant Music (All Year Levels)
The Itinerant Music tuition programme operates at all level, in a wide range of instruments.
Mr J Douglas – HOD
Ms L Parcell
Ms M Darmody
Mr D Bertanees