The Drama programmes provide a wide range of opportunities for students to develop their skills in and knowledge of improvisation devising stage acting, theatre history and technical production roles.
Students learn through co-operative group work, group work, solo pieces, practical performances and written assignments. Our students also gain self-confidence, positive self-images, sound interpersonal skills and expansion of their written and visual literacy.
In Media Studies students specialise in learning about print and moving images. They study films, television programmes, magazines and newspapers and learn about the history of media, media genre and technical production such as digitally producing a film or magazine article.
NCEA standards are offered in Drama from Year 10 to 13 and in Media Studies in Years 12 and 13. Both subjects are university recognized ones and scholarship is available for the top students.


Monday 12th June – Year 12 Major MJ 6pm Dr2
Thursday 15th June – Year 12 Major Production MJ 6pm DR1
Friday 16th June - Year 9 Major Production MJ 6pm DR1
Monday 19th June - Year 9 Major Production MH 6pm DR2
Tuesday 20th June – Devised PT “Dramatic Events” 6pm DR1
Wednesday 21st June - Year 13 Major Production WD 6pm “No Small Parts” DR1
Monday 26th June – Year 11 Major Production PT “Creating Character” 6pm DR1
Wednesday 28th/Thursday 29 June – Prefect’s major production


Tuesday 4th July - Year 10 Devised MH “Dramatic Events” 6.00pm DR2
Thursday 6th July – Year 11 Major Production MJ “Creating Character” 6pm DR1


Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th - Centrepoint “Lord of the Flies” (Year 13 and back up exam text)


Friday 4th August - “The Great Gatsby” 2.20pm start MH – Old Gym
Thursday August Open Day – date?
Thursday August Subject Decision Evening - date?
Wednesday 23rd August - Year 13 Devising WD 6pm


Monday 4th September Year 12 Commedia MJ 6pm DR1


Tuesday 31sth October – Arts Prize giving


Wednesday 1st November – Drama High Tea - lunch
Thursday 16th November - Year 9 Major Production - 6pm MJ