Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Young Performers Concert

On Friday the 4th a group of performers from THS performed at the Whakatane Music Society's Young Performers Concert. There was a wide range of performances from across the Bay of Plenty. Ulani Hoskin sung 'If I Ain't Got You' by Alicia Keys, and Bless Maxwell, Keesha King, Carlos Rangi-Dick and Shartina Broughton performed George Ezra's 'Blame It On Me'.

Hollie Smith visits THS

On Thursday the 3rd of September THS was lucky enough to have Hollie Smith in school to do a music mentoring session with a select few senior students from level 1, 2 and 3.  All the students performed a song for Hollie and were given feedback. Hollie will also be back in school on Monday the 14th to do another full day with the same students in preparation for their solo performances at the end of the week. Here are a few pictures of the students with Hollie....

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Neverland Awaits!

Our Level 1, 2 and 3 performing arts students are currently preparing for 3 performances of Neverland Awaits a musical based on Peter Pan. Performances will be in Week 2 or Term 4.. Here is a sneak peak of a rehearsal on the outside stage...

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Yeah, Nah It's Not Okay Song Quest

Some of our Tarawera students performed original songs at the 'Yeah, Nah It's Not Okay' Song quest on Saturday night. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of anti violence and bullying. It was great night with lots of talent, there were groups from all over the Bay of Plenty performing.
We had a group of seniors  Bless Maxwell, Keesha King and Somer Richardson perform an original song which is part of their evidence for their 6 composition credits for in music. Hohepa Waenga received an award for the lyrics for his original song. Here are a few pictures from the evening.

Celebrating Success

At the end of Term 2 we had a very special event in the hall before it was knocked down. The event was called 'Celebrating Success' and it was a chance for our talented student to perform to the public. The event was extra special because it was the last performance on the stage and in the hall before it was knocked down. We had dance performances from the Performing Arts Academy at Level 1, 2 and 3. All of these performances were original choreography. There was also bands performing covers and a medley of student compositions. We managed to have a staff band perform as well as our talented Kapa Haka. It was a great evening. Below is a video of the medley and a few pictures thanks to Anneke Hepi.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Theatre In Education

The year 11 Performing Arts Academy students went out to the local Kawerau primary schools to perform their 'Theatre In Education' pieces last term. They had to devise a drama performance that taught the primary school kids something. The performances taught things such as using the correct rubbish bins, using manners, telling time, tying your shoes and not to judge a book by its cover. The school kids at Putauaki and Kawerau South School loved the performances and joined in with the audience participation with lots of enthusiasm. It was a great day, below are a few pictures thanks to Anneke Hepi.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Performing Arts Whakatauki

Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa. 
Artistic excellence makes the world sit up in wonder. 

Look out for more photos and videos to come after our celebrating success evening Wednesday the 24th of June

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Our new Performing Arts Centre and Music Room!

It is not long now until our department is scheduled to move into our new teaching space! Although the construction crew are slightly behind schedule we will start packing up and preparing to move at the beginning of Term 3.
The performing arts centre will have a stage that is connected to the music room which leads out to an outdoor stage. Miss Hocken and Ms T-F got the chance to look around the current construction site on Wednesday and here are a few pictures of the space! Pictures include the stage, the corridor leading through to the music room, the outdoor stage (still a complete construction site at the moment) one of the practice rooms that will eventually be a recording studio and your fabulous teachers wearing the correct gear required to visit the site. Enjoy!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

2015 in THS Performing Arts Academy

We are off to a flying start in the Performing Arts Academies as we near our first dance, drama and music assessments. Our students have been making great use of their time by managing themselves and even working through intervals. We can't wait to see what our students create this year! Well done team! Here are a few pics from the last few academy days....