Performance Arts & Culture

At Kohimarama School, we provide a range of learning opportunities in Performance Arts to enrich the school curriculum.

All students participate in elements of performance arts within their class programmes including music, dance and drama. Singing is a key component of this within classes, teams, and across the whole school, we have a range of songs to improve the tone recognition and rhythm of all our students.

There are also opportunities beyond the curriculum that provide for a range of interests and ability groups. Many of our extra-curricular groups are involved in performing at school concerts, special events such as the Kings Band Festival, the Rock Band annual tour and visits by our choir to community facilities.

Band Programme

Students from Year 4-8 have the option of learning an instrument in a group band setting. Sign-ups are the year before in November and the parents/caregivers are responsible for hireage of the instrument. Students need no prior knowledge to be part of this programme. The band programme is Monday and Wednesday 1-3pm.

Band groups are: Beginner Band (novice), Intermediate Band (1 year experience), Ensemble (2 years plus experience).


Our choir is open to students from Year 3-8 and is trained during lunch times. The key focus of our choir is to up-skill the singers both vocally and in confidence and performance skills.

Kapa Haka

Our Kapa Haka group is open to Year 2-8 students and currently practices on a Wednesday before school. The group combines their learning of Maori performance items with a focus on Maori cultural practice.

Rock Band

Students from Year 4-8 also have the option of joining the Rock Band. Auditions are held for this in February each year.