Cultural Enrichment
Our cultural programme is designed to expose the boys to a rich tapestry of cultural activities where they are free to discover their hidden talents and interests in a boys-only environment.

All junior students study Music, Visual Arts, Technology, Languages and Oral Communication and many are inspired to explore further cultural possibilities and arts subjects in our extensive senior curriculum. 

​​​​​​​We develop passion, talent and excellence across the arts, enhancing your son’s education with a rich tapestry of cultural activities. Lindisfarne encourages students to participate in many different cultural activities from art, music and performance to Kapa Haka, debating and drama.​​​​​​​Music is strongly supported by talented music teachers who encourage the creative flair of students. There are also many extra-curricular activities in which students can show off their dramatic talents, including an annual production which is often in partnership with our sister school Iona College and local school Woodford House.​​​​​​​


The Performing Arts

The Performing Arts programme is well established and provides numerous opportunities for students to enjoy and share their many talents.

Our strengths are diverse, with over 16 different kinds of bands or ensemble groups we have  a comprehensive range of groups including the training band for beginner musicians to the concert and gold award-winning Concord Symphonic band to pipes and drums.  We are equally represented in speech, drama and stage performances which grow in popularity each year.

Many other smaller ensembles are catered for and we proudly feature our Pipe Band on many occasions.

Our College is well-resourced to support these endeavours with a purpose-built auditorium and specialist staff providing the launching pad for student success, handling over 140 students for individual itinerant lessons as well as music classes within the curriculum.

Recognising Achievement

​​​​​​​Recognition is celebrated in a number of different ways during the year culminating in our annual Arts and Cultural Awards Dinner.

Cultural Colours are awarded to students who in a single chosen field of endeavour have;

  • shown excellence in performance, skill and technique often leading to recognition in the arts or cultural activities at National or Provincial level  
  • performed at a consistently high level throughout the year
  • shown unselfish dedication and commitment as well as a sincere and positive contribution
  • as a senior member of the College acted as a role model to all others.

​​​​​​​Diverse Range of Performing Arts

Band Programme
Itinerant Tuition
Jazz Band
Kapa Haka
Pipes and Drums
Speech and Drama
​​​​​​​Stage Productions

    Te Puna Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga
    ​​​​​​​– The Māori faculty

    ​​​​​​​Embedded into the everyday culture of Lindisfarne, Te Reo is considered  an important feature of our New Zealand heritage. ​​​​​​ Tirohia i kōnei ngā āhuatanga māori i tō tātau kura

    ​​​​​​​Click through to learn more about our Māori Faculty


    The Visual Arts

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Part of the Lindisfarne Curriculum The Visual Arts encompasses graphic design, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, multimedia and digital works.

    Years 7-10 students encompass a broad range of Art processes and techniques and Years 11-13 focus on specialized subjects within the Visual Arts.