The Arts at Te Kauwhata College incorporates Visual Art (Photography/Painting), Dance, Drama and Music (Theory and Technology). This diverse range of subjects uphold our school values that GROW our students into confident, responsible, lifelong learners.
At NCEA Level 2 and 3, we encourage independent learning for our students by incorporating individual learning pathways that look towards and enhances their vocational future.
Each year, the Arts learning area appoints two students in Level 3 to be Art Leaders, who work with the Arts Teachers to deliver exhibitions and performances throughout the year. Whole school productions are undertaken every two to three years; with the last one being Aotearoa on 2017.
The school has a Concert Band, Guitar Ensemble and Junior Choir, who partake in outside of school performances and festivals regularly.
For the first semester the Year 10 option have completed a range of topics with a range of mediums.
They spent the first part of the option gaining an understanding of shading and effects that this can have on the depth of their work.
After the Covid lock down the students completed a Unit designed to introduce students to Pacific and Maori Pattern and design and how they can be used in a less traditional way. They were very successful producing a piece of art work, combining a NZ native animal/bird/fish and Maori design using blending techniques with pastels.
Location: 50-64 Waerenga Road, Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
Phone: (07) 826 3715
2021 Term Dates
Term 1: Thursday 4th February - Friday 16th April
Term 2: Monday 3rd May - Friday 9th July
Term 3: Monday 26th July - Friday 1st October
Term 4: Monday 18th October - Friday 10th December
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