Many highlights on the school calendar feature cultural and performing arts events. Several of these productions are held jointly with Nelson for Girls including the annual school musical, Shakespeare Festival and Stage Challenge. The opportunity to become involved is extensive in either performance or behind the scenes.
Students have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of theatre, drama and dance productions including the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare, One Act Play and Vast Dance festivals. Regular large scale musical and drama productions with Nelson College for Girls have included Fatal Error!, Chicago, Grease, Frame, Romeo & Juliet and MacBeth, with students involved on stage and behind the scenes.
Music Tuition and Performances
Private music tuition is available and the college boasts a jazz band, brass band and concert band. The school calendar also includes an annual variety concert, music festival concert and school music exchanges.
All students are encouraged to participate in the music life of the college. We have a string group, choir, jazz band, jazz combo, chamber music groups, brass ensemble, rock bands and saxophone quartet which students can participate. Individual students are invited to perform at the two concerts during the year and at other music events such as the Nelson Arts Festival, concerts at other venues and during assembly to the college.
FPS National Competition
Inter-school Christian Fellowship
Kapa Haka group
Piano Chamber Music Group
Vast Dance Festival
A number of subject areas and sports codes offer students the opportunity of broadening their education by engaging and learning opportunities outside the classroom.
Recent examples of such expeditions are:
- Japanese language students to Japan
- FPS to USA
- Cambodia and Vietnam
- Biennial Pacific Island cultural experience
- GaTMo trip to Wellington
- 7’s tournament to Rugby School in England
Students are expected to participate actively in fundraising and essentially raise their own travel funds but the effort is well worth it for the fun and unique experiences gained.