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Kia Ora, welcome to the Arts Curriculum Area!

We offer a range of Visual Arts and Performing Arts programmes to students of all abilities. Kelston Girls' College is well known for catering for the needs of students from many cultures and ethnicities. Here in the Arts Faculty we pride ourselves on developing culturally responsive programmes where students feel they can achieve. Kelston Girls' College is known for the strong Visual Arts department; our Photography, Painting and Art Design programmes are popular with students as they are able to use industry level equipment in our Mac suite and class set of digital cameras. Managing self and thinking are promoted through students developing a portfolio of work around their interests.We have a purpose built Drama studio on site where students can develop their performance skills through group plays, individual pieces and other opportunities such as the Comedy Club. Students take ownership of their learning through devising pieces in groups and individually. Great playwrights such as Sophocles, Shakespeare and Bruce Mason are studied and performed at different levels.

We have a rich history and culture of music at Kelston Girls' College, our students are encouraged to build on natural ability to learn music theory and develop new understandings of music. 

Dance is a popular subject here at Kelston Girls'. In the junior school Dance is part of the Physical Education Faculty, however from Year 11 learn may skills around teamwork, participating and contributing through devising group performances. 

Our Pathway: Te Ara Auaha

The Arts are part of the Te Ara Auaha pathway which comprises of Art, Drama, Art, Music and Technology.