Kia Ora, welcome to the Arts Faculty!

We offer a range of Visual Arts and Performing Arts programs 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 programs where students feel they can achieve. Kelston Girls College is known for the strong Visual Arts department; our Photography, Painting and Art Design programs 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. In the Music department we offer all students itinerant instrument and voice lessons. Kelston Girls College teams up with Kelston Boys High School in the Kelston Choir to participate in events such as Kelston’s Got Talent and the Big Sing. Our Chamber Group also performs to a range of audiences including local primary schools.

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. Students can also audition for the Wish Dance Crew.

HOF: Meeshall Bailes
Teaches: Art Design, Painting, Junior Art

Ass HOF: Kate Yandall BA, Dip Tchng
Teaches: Drama, Art History (2015)

Patrice Muliadi MMus (Hons.), Grad Dip Tchng
Teaches: Music
Rachel Eveleigh BA (HONS) Fine Art, PGCE (UK) Secondary teaching Art
Teaches: Photography, Art
Arihia Te Kakau
Teaches: Dance

Thanks to the untiring efforts of itinerant music teacher Ruth Allan, the Kelston Girls’ College Chamber group recently performed at Tirimoana School in Waitakere. What makes the performance different is the encouragement that Ruth and the girls in the Chamber group give to other, younger students to join in and play music with them. Students from Kelston Boys’ High School, Kelston Intermediate, Bruce McLaren Intermediate and Tirimoana Primary are just some of the students from other schools who perform in the Kelston Girls’ College Chamber Group.