Kaipara College Music
The Kaipara College Music Department has a simple philosophy of 'involvement and energy, community and passion, and keeping it real'. It is the current PlayItStrange New Zealand Music School of the Year, as it was also in 2008 and 2010. The department is actively involved in the SmokeFree RockQuest with more than 80 students involved in this year's competitions.
The music department is focused on 'student centred learning' and working with genres the students are interested in. It operates within the guidelines of NCEA requirements while maintaining the interest of its students. This is done by being a predominantly modern genre department, with classical being integrated and encouraged as appropriate. Songwriting and live performance opportunities are encouraged.
We share our skills and gifts with the community and often work with other youth and organisations throughout our South Kaipara region.
Many of our graduates continue on to music industry related tertiary study and experiences.