Te whakataukī o tenei wiki: He aroha whakatō, he aroha ka puta mai. If kindness is sown then kindness shall be received

Creative Arts

Rurea, taitea, kia tu ko taikaka anake
Strip away the bark and expose the heartwood


Creative Arts

Creative Arts at Roncalli College encompasses a range of activities for all students to engage with during their time at the College.

Creative Arts have a Facebook page which you are welcome to follow.

Roncalli Art Showcase for 2018

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The Artwork of the work is featured below:

  • Laura Clarke my year 12 painting student
  • Sam Clarke from 9H
  • Hazel Henry year 10 student
  • Anonymous
  • Aurora Australis by Photography student Phoebe Scarsbrook 





At this years Arts Assembly there was a presentation of 2018 Art Work which includes the artwork of the week, the music during the presentation was composed by Jimin Choi, from year 13. The piece is titled 'Festive Dream'. 

Arts Award Winners 2018
Artarama Prize Winners in 2018
Ella Reeves
Grace Mulholland
Grace Watt
Arts Awards 2018
YA Hall Cup for Junior Solo Singing - Jayden Walker
Junior Instrumental Trophy - Eunseong Kim
Yvonne Hall Cup for Senior Singing - Abhirami Bharathan
Instrumental Ensemble Trophy - Julia Bennet & Sophie Bennet
Stephen Cowan Memorial Trophy for Senior Instrumental- Julia Bennet
Midland Masonic Scholarship - Julia Bennet
Mercy Cup for Junior Performing Arts - Luca Davis
Vocal Ensemble Trophy - Caitlin Bradley, Georgia Carnegie, & Olivia-Rose Holgate
Sister M de Lourdes Memorial Cup for Contribution to Music - Caitlin Bradley
Bradley Award for Songwriting-Caitlin Bradley
Norman King Cup for Overall Cultural Ability - Emma Brown & Georgia Carnegie
Kylie Pankhurst Award for Contribution to the Performing Arts - Georgia Carnegie
Live Theatre
Live Theatre
Miss Frankie Allan

Live Theatre Miss Frankie Allan f.allan@roncalli.school.nz

Students devise and direct performances throughout the year through Drama courses and also have the opportunity to attend professional performances and participate in workshops.

School Musical
School Musical
Ms Nikki Hall

School Musical Ms Nikki Hall n.hall@roncalli.school.nz

Bi-annual event. In 2018 we are presenting 'Singin' in the Rain Jr.'  from Tuesday 29th May to Saturday 2nd June at Roncalli College Hall.

Ms Nikki Hall

Choir Ms Nikki Hall n.hall@roncalli.school.nz

In 2018 we are preparing music for college and community Mass services and participating in the Big Sing Choral Festival. In 2018 the choir welcomes all interested students and there is no audition process.

Ukulele Orchestra
Ukulele Orchestra
Ms Nikki Hall

Ukulele Orchestra Ms Nikki Hall n.hall@roncalli.school.nz

Just like a larger orchestra they often play different parts and move well beyond the basic ukulele strum. This ensemble enjoys community performances at local events and is led by Sheryl Higgs and Alistair Bradley

String Ensemble
String Ensemble
Lisa Keupper

String Ensemble Lisa Keupper

Lisa Keupper, a former student of Roncalli College, directs this ensemble of Violins and Cello who rehearse weekly and perform at College and Community Masses

Rock Bands
Rock Bands
Ms Nikki Hall

Rock Bands Ms Nikki Hall n.hall@roncalli.school.nz

Students establish and rehearse in ensembles to perform for local events and in Smokefree Rockquest. Senior music students are keen to mentor our junior rock bands

Audio Visual (AV)
Audio Visual (AV)
Ms Nikki Hall

Audio Visual (AV) Ms Nikki Hall n.hall@roncalli.school.nz

Join a dedicated team of students who run lighting consoles, mixing desks, and set up and run the technical support for events daily at the College.

Itinerant and Private instrumental lessons
Itinerant and Private instrumental lessons
Ms Nikki Hall

Itinerant and Private instrumental lessons Ms Nikki Hall n.hall@roncalli.school.nz

Weekly twenty minute individual and group lessons delivered by instrument specialists and open to all students. See Miss Hall in the Music Block for more information. There are some college instruments available for hire.

Annual Events

Inter-house Singing: An event run through the College House system that gives every student an opportunity to perform in a massed choir. All students participate in either Haka or Waiata and then present their house's song choice for a particular theme.

Razzle Dazzle: Roncalli College's own "Stage Challenge"  House event where students create and direct an all-inclusive showcase with costumes, lights, staging, props, dancing, singing, and occasionally acrobatics.

Musical Showcase: An evening concert that showcases the best instrumental and vocal soloists and ensembles of the college.

Roncalli's Got Talent: A concert event where students perform with their specialist talent for a panel of judges.

Our College offers a wonderful range of cultural opportunities & events. There are so many things to enjoy and participate in so that everyone can get involved with The Arts

Georgia Carnegie, Yr 13 Cultural Leader

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