Arts and Culture

Junior Campus 

boys sitting on the floor of the music room playing guitars

The performing arts are at the joyful, soulful and creative heart of life at Dilworth Junior Campus. 

Most young men learn a musical instrument and are supported in their lessons by itinerant music teachers.

There are many, varied groups students can join including:

  • Junior Campus Choir
  • Kapa Haka and Pasifika Dance Group
  • Orchestra, Recorders, Pipes and Jazz Bands
  • Marimba and Ukulele Groups

Throughout the year there are many opportunities for parents and caregivers to see students performing including the Founders' Day, Anzac Day and carol services.

Senior Campus

We offer a rich variety of opportunities for students to engage in performing arts and cultural activities at the Senior Campus.

Students are able to take individual lessons, join groups and perform in shows, events and competitions.

Additionally, many visiting artists perform at our campus throughout the year, while students also attend many concerts and performances throughout the year.


All students are encouraged to learn a musical instrument with instrument and singing lessons provided by specialist music teachers.

We offer clear pathways so students can continue to learn their instrument of choice and participate in musical groups as they move between campuses.

Young men are able to join a large number of groups including Big Band, Concert Band and Chamber groups.

One of the jewels in our performing arts crown is the 32-student senior choir Fortissimo. Fortissimo performs at the annual choir competition The Big Sing, regularly winning Highly Commended placings. We also have other choirs that perform at school and external events.

Each year we hold a House Music competition that showcases the talent in each school house.

Performing Arts

We produce a musical show every two years, and students are encouraged to participate in the Diocesan show in the other year. As well as on-stage roles, there are opportunities for backstage and technical crew, costuming, publicity, staging, orchestra and design.

Students are also able to participate in activities including Theatresports and Summer Shakespeare.

Samoan and Tongan Groups

We have Samoan and Tongan group at the Senior Campus who perform in annually on the Tongan and Samoan Stages at the ASB Polyfest. This takes place during Term One and involves extensive practice and input from families.

Kapa Haka Group

The school Kapa Haka group leads all major school events and performs regularly at functions such as the Arts Showcase.

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