What are the arts about?

Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa.

The arts are powerful forms of expression that recognise, value, and contribute to the unique bicultural and multicultural character of Aotearoa New Zealand, enriching the lives of all New Zealanders. The arts have their own distinct languages that use both verbal and non-verbal conventions, mediated by selected processes and technologies. Through movement, sound, and image, the arts transform people’s creative ideas into expressive works that communicate layered meanings.

The arts learning area comprises four disciplines: dance, drama, music – sound arts, and visual arts. Within each, students develop literacies as they build on skills, knowledge, attitudes, and understandings at each of the eight levels of the curriculum. Through arts practices and the use of traditional and new technologies, students’ artistic ideas are generated and refined through cycles of action and reflection. 

See the links below for our 2021 Pod Musical Extravaganzas! 

Waipapa Pod: The Goblin Next Door

Tuhua Pod: Rocky Monster Show

Waipapa Production.mp4
Tuhua Rocky Monster Show 2021.mp4

Aongatete Pod: SPLASH!

Kaimai Pod: 7 Little Penguins

aongatete production.mp4
Kaimai Production.mp4