23 Nov Art Council a look back at 2017

Over the year the Art Council has put on some amazing entertainment for us. Term 1 – Shakespeare Day Term 2 – Picasso Day Term 3 – SPCA Cupcake day & the Arts Festival Week Term 4 – Beatles Day Shakespeare day; was supported with renaissance music by the arts...

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31 Aug Music Honours

Five Pakuranga College students were successful in being chosen for the Combined Schools groups at the close of last week’s KBB Music Festival. Charlotte Sun, Charles Yao, Jack Richardson, Paul Burgess (pictured left to right) and John Zhang participated in three hours of intensive rehearsals...

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31 Aug KBB Music Festival

Seventy-seven students from three large ensembles took part in August’s KBB Music Festival. This is one of the largest festivals of its type in the southern hemisphere, with over 130 bands and orchestras and over 4000 students participating. Congratulations to the groups this year who performed...

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31 Aug Gina Plays Her Way to Success

It's not always easy to find out about those Pakuranga College students who have significant achievements. Some of them, like Gina Gao, are very modest and are happy to fly under the radar. However, a little birdie (in the form of her Music teacher, Mr...

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06 Jul Great Groups of Mighty Music

On the evening of Monday 26th June, 60 students performed Music items as part of their NCEA Assessment. Two aspects that stood out were both the quality and the diversity of what was performed; from modern and classical Art music, to jazz, pop, hard rock...

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06 Apr Band Camp

On Sunday March 26th, the Concert Band and Orchestra travelled off-site to Mangawhai Heads to undertake an intensive rehearsal camp. Crammed into one afternoon and morning the groups rehearsed for five one-hour blocks, then performed items to one another. Mr Young and Mr Arthur commented that...

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