Arts and Culture at Paeroa College
Paeroa College values cultural and arts activities as an important part of our curriculum and of our humanity. Students are encouraged to take part in the activities on offer, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our cultural and arts groups and individuals are supported to grow in competence and confidence through a variety of opportunities to perform or showcase their work.
We are very proud of the Paeroa College kapa haka which has gained regional recognition for its quality and commitment. Kapa haka is a fun and rewarding way to get in touch with Te Ao Māori. Our kapa haka group warmly welcomes all students to join, whānau.
In 2020 our students were fortunate to perform at the Hauraki Festival which was held at Tirohia Marae in Paeroa. Our students placed 2nd in the Hauraki section and 3rd overall.
All students have the opportunity to participate on and off the stage in every aspect of Performing Arts. There are many opportunities in Drama, Māori Performing Arts and Music.
The College has performance-based programmes in Years 9 and 10 that inspire students to “give it a go”. These classes also prepare students for NCEA success in these subjects. We offer Academy learning in creating and performing theatre and film, as well as lighting, sound, set design, makeup and costume.
Student-driven vocal and rock groups are encouraged and there are many opportunities to experience live drama and dance as both a spectator and a participant.
All students study visual arts at year 9 and have the opportunity to continue studying throughout their years at school, including NCEA Visual Art. With many disciplines in the arts there is a variety to choose from and work with. We also offer Academy learning in Wearable Arts, Stage Makeup and Special Effects.