In Drama, there is a strong focus on the development of the Key Competencies outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum: Students are given a variety of opportunities to demonstrate Self-Management, use a variety of Language, Symbols and Texts, to Participate and Contribute in group tasks and to explore Creative Thinking. In this way they are actively encouraged to build their social and co-operative skills, self-confidence and self-esteem, and to establish personal self-assessment and evaluation.

The Drama Curriculum provides both performance and theory pathways for students to experience, appreciate, create and critique artistic expression across a variety of Dramatic forms and contexts.

  • Drama is offered as a Full Year Option at Years 10,12 & 13 and as a Rotational Programme at Year 11
  • Students can also take Speech and Drama lessons within the school

Drama at Sacred Heart College

Drama is central to the shaping of Special Character at Sacred Heart College. Dramatic presentations take centre stage in worship and religious observance through re-enactments and interpretive scripture presentations, are the focus of the school’s Feast Day and the most frequent interface with the wider school community in productions, liturgies and Drama competitions such as the O’Shea Shield and Stage Challenge.

Drama also provides students with opportunities to explore their Values through active involvement. Performances are carried out by students both in class and in front of larger audiences, allowing for the development of personal growth (Mana Tangata) in response to the challenges that performing in front of others provides and the carefully considered contexts that give meaning to the Values our school upholds (Mana Atua).

Through purposeful play, both individual and collaborative, students will discover how to link imagination, thoughts and feelings into real and ‘Values focused’ action (Mana Matauranga). As they work with Drama in a ‘whole person’ education, they will gain a deeper appreciation of their rich cultural heritage (Mana Tipuna) and language and new power to examine attitudes, behaviours and values.

By means of the Drama they create and perform, students reflect on and enrich the cultural life of their school, whanau and community (Mana Whenua).

This week ...

Monday 22 May

8.45am - Yr 12 SUS Trip
8.45am - Civil Defence Training Day
5.00pm - Kapa Haka in PAC

Tuesday 23 May

10.15am - School Singing Practice

Wednesday 24 May

11.00am - Swimming Sports - all Yr 11, 12 & 13
3.30pm - Maori Achieve in A1
5.00pm - Kapa Haka
7.00pm - Board of Trustees Meeting in Staffroom

Thursday 25 May

8.45am - Yr 13 SUS trip
8.45am - Yr 11 Life Skills Plunket Course in F1
11.00am - Secondary Schools Barber Shop Competition
3.30pm - Study/Homework Club in Library
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme in A2
5.30pm - Poly Group Practice in PAC

Friday 26 May

8.45am - Health Open Day Massey University
8.45am - Yr 13 PED - SS Tough Guy & Tough Gal Challenge
1.30pm - NZ School of Travel & Tourism Visit in F1
7.00pm - Noho Marae Stokes Valley
- Newsletter published today

Saturday 27 May

- Noho Marae Stokes Valley

Sunday 28 May

11.00am - Noho Marae finishes