Arts and Culture is very strong at Rosehill College.
Students can succeed academically.
Many opportunities to perform.
ART – Comparatively large numbers of students painting, printmaking, designing, photographing for art exhibitions, art auction and competitions, for which there have been national winners.
DANCE – NCEA subject at all levels. Dance Show, in the school production, competition, cheer-leading.
DEBATING & PUBLIC SPEAKING – Teams enter the inter-secondary school competition and there are speech competitions in both English and Maori.
DRAMA – History of great success academically and awards for quality. Highly regarded and motivational teachers lead the annual production, participation in festivals, theatresports, drama school and work with the technology of productions.
KAPAHAKA – Maori Arts Co-ordinator and tutors develop the unqique talents to perform at festivals and on overseas tours.
MUSIC – Vocals and band can be studied as subjects. Instruments can be learned through weekly lessons. Bands, ensembles, choirs rehearse to improve their talents and prepare for competitions (winning medals) and tours of New Zealand or overseas (having been to Sydney, Argentina, Singapore and China). Bands have won through rounds of Rockquest, performed at Eden Park and composers have had works performed by orchestras.
PASIFIKA – Students and families work hard for different Pacific Island cultural groups to perform at festivals.
ARTS COUNCIL – This is one of the four main student councils. Led by one of the head students, the Council organises house competition events such as wearable arts, pavement art, talent quest and ‘dancing with the staff’, and generally supports any performing arts activities that happen in the College.