Cultural Opportunities

Speech & Drama Lessons


Katherine Ford teaches speech and drama to students who wish to enrol.  Lessons are held on a Thursday morning.  Students work through to exam level.



Oral Assessment


Each student from Yr 4 upwards has an oral assessment every term judged by an outside assessor. We believe that oral communication is the skill that matters most for students in the c21 so therefore put a great deal of emphasis on all students developing these skills so they can confidently speak in front of others.
 The format for assessment is fitted into the context for study for the term for students but during each year each student will learn the skills for and be assessed in
-    Expressive reading
-    Drama techniques.
-    Presenting a talk with an aid
-    Presenting a speech

Art Classes

After school art classes are run by Kristin Holloway from Design Me Colourful after school on a Tuesday.


Music Lessons


Sheryl Higgs and Alister Bradley from Starbound Studios, also well known for their band "Double Talk", offer music lessons on a Friday morning in guitar, voice and whatever students would like to learn.





Every second year we put on a school musical that involves every student in the school. Our last production was written by us with each class putting together their own scene based on our Inquiry at the time on the Olympics. It is so rewarding to see everyone gaining confidence either as an actor, singer, dancer, band player or lighting expert.

In-class Music


Sheryl and Alister Bradley from Starbound Studios teach ukulele to Year 5 students.




We have a school choir giving our students the opportunity to develop their singing skills.
The choir, currently led by Alistair & Sheryl from Starbound Studios and meets every second Friday for half an hour and performs at school functions and in the wider community.


Art Exhibition


Every two years we hold an Art Exhibition following an inquiry context that gives student’s the chance to show their learning through Art.  Our last exhibition was based on telling the story of our culture through our Art and showed what a diverse group of people make up our community.


31 Wilkin Street

Temuka 7920
Tel: 03 615 8206

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