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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. 


As part of daily College life our students are exposed to the many cultural activities on offer where they can contribute to and perform in Assemblies, Chapel Services, Interhouse Competitions, Haka, special performances and productions.



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 a comprehensive range of bands 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.

The College is well-resourced to support these endeavours with a purpose-built auditorium and specialist staff providing the launching pad for student success.

Dr Flemming Kristensen

Director of Music and Performing Arts



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.


600 Pakowhai Road 


Hastings 4120

New Zealand


P O Box 2341 

Hastings 4153

New Zealand