What is Performing Arts?
Performing Arts is the study and practise of disciplines involving ‘Performance’. Performance can be communicated through Dance, Drama, Music, Kapa Haka, Media and Costuming. The main idea behind Performing Arts is the use of the Body and Voice to convey an artistic expression. This differs from Visual Arts where artistic expression is conveyed through a portable medium. Performing Arts mean it is live performance and it is art.
What is Senior Performing Arts at William Colenso College?
The Senior Performing Arts Department at William Colenso College provides students with learning opportunities to develop skills in Dance, Drama, Music and Maori Performing arts which encompasses all these disciplines. Teachers in this department are specialists in particular areas of this curriculum and have developed a scaffolded approach to meet the cognitive needs of our students and provide students with learning opportunities that meet the assessment requirements of ‘The New Zealand Curriculum’ and NCEA. Students are expected to engage in the practical and theoretical elements of their chosen courses leading into Performance. They are required to develop an understanding of the disciplines which can be shown through Performance, oral, written and visual means. Students are encouraged to participate in all parts of the courses and also be a part of extra curriculum opportunities to back up their learning. The school values, Maankitanga, Whanaungatanga and Hiranatanga are reflected in within the programmes provided and ethos of developing well rounded students.
LINKS TO the WCC Strategic Plan
To Achieve responsive outcomes for all students the department:
To Achieve responsive systems and processes, the department:
To Achieve responsive learning opportunities, the department:
To Achieve responsive relationships, the department: