Mā te kimi ka kite, Mā te kite ka mōhio, Mā te mōhio ka mārama Seek and discover. Discover and know. Know and become enlightened.

Creative Arts

Rurea, taitea, kia tu ko taikaka anake
Strip away the bark and expose the heartwood

 

Creative Arts

Creative Arts at Roncalli College encompasses a range of activities for all students to engage with during their time at the College.

Creative Arts have a Facebook page which you are welcome to follow.

2021 Music Instrument Lessons timetable

Music Lesson timetable 2021

Music 2021

  • Congratulations to Roncallian Juhyeong Kim who has been selected for the NZ Secondary School's Symphony Orchestra for 2021.
  • Roncalli Students performed throughout May at Sacred Heart Primary as part of their Celebration of Music during NZ Music Month. Thank you to Miss Goodie for inviting Roncalli musicians to perform alongside a range of other community ensembles for your students.
  • Congratulations to Mya George for winning the Mid Canterbury Country Music Club Music Awards in the Intermediate Section (ages 13-17). Mya sang 'Cigarette' by NZ Artist Tami Neilson.
  • Strikadonia (Tamia Barradas, Alexi Cook, Katie Moginie, Samantha Robb) and Beyond Rhodes (Mya George and Grace Coe) performed at Timaru Smokefree Rockquest 2021
  • On 2 July our four Houses (Aquinas, McAuley, Chanel, Colin) battled it out in Interhouse Singing to celebrate the end of Term 2. This year each House selected a waiata in Te Reo Māori and a waiata from a Disney or Pixar film. Aquinas were the 2021 winners.

 

 

 

 
 

From the Artroom

Artwork of the Week 2022

 

Live Theatre
Live Theatre
Miss Victoria Chappell

Live Theatre Miss Victoria Chappell v.chappell@roncalli.school.nz

Students devise and direct performances throughout the year through Drama courses and also have the opportunity to attend professional performances and participate in workshops. 

Ukulele Orchestra
Ukulele Orchestra
Ms Nikki Hall

Ukulele Orchestra Ms Nikki Hall n.hall@roncalli.school.nz

Just like a larger orchestra they often play different parts and move well beyond the basic ukulele strum, rehearsals Friday lunchtimes in the Music block.

Chamber Music
Chamber Music
Nikki Hall

Chamber Music Nikki Hall

Opportuntiies to form groups and participate in the Chamber Music contest are available.

Rock Bands
Rock Bands
Ms Nikki Hall

Rock Bands Ms Nikki Hall n.hall@roncalli.school.nz

Students establish and rehearse in ensembles to perform for local events and in Smokefree Rockquest. Senior music students are keen to mentor our junior rock bands

Audio Visual (AV)
Audio Visual (AV)
Mr Mark Pribis

Audio Visual (AV) Mr Mark Pribis m.pribis@roncalli.school.nz

Join a dedicated team of students who run lighting consoles, mixing desks, and set up and run the technical support for events daily at the College.

Itinerant and Private instrumental lessons
Itinerant and Private instrumental lessons
Ms Nikki Hall

Itinerant and Private instrumental lessons Ms Nikki Hall n.hall@roncalli.school.nz

Weekly twenty minute individual and group lessons delivered by instrument specialists and open to all students. See Miss Hall in the Music Block for more information. There are some college instruments available for hire.

 

 

Annual Events

Inter-house Singing: An event run through the College House system that gives every student an opportunity to perform in a massed choir. All students participate in either Haka or Waiata and then present their house's song choice for a particular theme.

One Day Dazzle: Roncalli College's own "Stage Challenge"  House event where students create and direct an all-inclusive showcase with costumes, lights, staging, props, dancing, singing, and occasionally acrobatics.

Musical Showcase: An evening concert that showcases the best instrumental and vocal soloists and ensembles of the college.

Roncalli's Got Talent: A concert event where students perform with their specialist talent for a panel of judges.

Our College offers a wonderful range of cultural opportunities & events. There are so many things to enjoy and participate in so that everyone can get involved with The Arts

Georgia Carnegie

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