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Extra Curriculum – The Arts

Extra Curriculum – The Arts

pic_artsAt Westminster we believe that our God is creative and that He created us in His image. We therefore are creative and have a responsibility to take the gifts of creativity He has given us and develop them to the full, using them to bring Glory to God and proclaim His good news to the world.

We see in the story of the servants, who were given talents (Matthew 25), that our Lord expects us to grow and increase what we have.

The Arts curriculum is made up of four disciplines:

  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance

Each of these disciplines is taught in the classroom each year.

Westminster also offers opportunity for extension in the following areas:

Free in-school performance groups –

  • Kids for Christ (Un auditioned choir for Years 4-8)
  • Worship band (Years 4-8)
  • Orchestra (Years 4-8)
  • Dance group (Years 4-8)
  • Drama group (Years 4-8)

Fee-paying classes before and after school –

  • Recorder
  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Ukulele
  • Keyboard
  • Singing

These classes are provided for us by outside contractors.

Production
Each year the performing arts groups work towards an Easter service. They also perform at various churches, retirement villages and other community events as requested throughout the year.

The choirs and the dance group compete in Auckland wide school competitions.