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Arts & Music

The performing arts are highly valued at our school, with exceptional staff and facilities dedicated to students’ artistic and creative development.

Students can learn a musical instrument as part of our curriculum itinerant teaching programme, or take advantage of the Epsom Music School – Parnell Academy options. We offer a range of ensemble activities to suit classical, jazz or rock musicians, with opportunities for all students from beginner to elite. Our annual musical production provides singers, dancers, actors, musicians and stage crew a chance to take part in a large-scale event. Our music department is well equipped with the latest in musical production software and technology.

Drama enthusiasts can get involved in Senior and Junior Drama Club meets, competitive or general theatresports, and regional and national Shakespeare Festival competitions.

ACG Parnell College Arts

Annual musical production Drama Club Marimba Group
Art Club Glee Choir Open mic night
Big Sing Jazz band Photography club
Chamber orchestra Jazz combo String group
Choir Kapa Haka Theatresports
Concert band Manu tioriori Wind and brass
Design technology club

Social stream

Production of Annie, “truly a school-wide event”

Participation was a key value behind this year’s production of Annie, which saw more than 140 students from Years 7-13 involved in the cast, crew, orchestra and front of house.
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Top marks for portfolio exploring beauty in death

Aislyn Stevens received 95% for her Cambridge A Level Photography coursework folio when she was in Year 13 last year. This year she’s applying her talent to a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Photography at AUT.
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Using art to build resilience

Visual Arts students in Year 10 have been using painting to express their identity – and have learnt resilience and risk-taking in the process.
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