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Performing Arts Programme

In the area of performing arts, your child will be given many opportunities to engage and excel. Our aim is to enable your child to sample a wide range of activities within this field, and to encourage those who may wish to continue their involvement in various arts programmes in the future. 

We believe our Performing Arts Programme is extensive and advanced enough to be an outstanding point of difference for our school. 

The Performing Arts Groups Programme runs for the majority of the school year.  

The specialist performing arts groups are:

  • Orchestra        
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Kapa Haka
  • Pasifika

Members of these groups come together to practise each Friday. As numbers are limited, we hold auditions in Term 1 of each school year.

Our performing arts groups are given many opportunities to perform throughout the year, including;

  • Blue Badge Assemblies
  • Performing Arts Showcase
  • Arts Exchanges
  • Super Arts competitions

Our orchestra, choir, and Kapa Haka group perform at our school prize-giving. The Kapa Haka group, under the direction of skilled Māori Tutors, participates in our Hui a Te Reo Festival. The group is an integral part of other formal school occasions - for example, during the powhiri.

Our newly formed Pasifika cultural group is also given the opportunity to perform - one occasion being at Pasifika Fusion.


School Production

The school production occurs on alternate years, providing all students with the opportunity to view and appreciate the talent of others. The Performing Arts Showcase involves all students in performing arts groups, while the school production includes those who successfully audition in Term 2. Being part of the production is a commitment - with rehearsals for the production taking place after school and during weekends. 


Friday Assemblies

Friday assemblies are a long-standing tradition, and are a great way to end the PNINS school week. On most Friday afternoons, at 2.30pm, we hold a sharing assembly in the school hall. These assemblies may have an academic, sporting, or performing arts focus, and parents and friends are invited to attend. During a student's two years at PNINS, they will be expected to perform at least once in a team assembly. The assembly calendar also features Blue Badge Award assemblies, and Nga Tohunga Award assemblies. Often, special guests are invited to perform, deliver presentations, or present special awards.

Our own performing arts groups will also perform at these assemblies, and details outlining the upcoming performances and assembly starting times will be featured in our newsletters and on our website. 

Throughout your child’s two years, they will be involved in poetry, speech and Hui a Te Reo festivals. Every student will participate at a class level, with the best from each class invited to perform at a Team Assembly. Following this, the very best from each team will be given the honour of performing at our School Festival Assembly.