the arts

Art History

Art History is an academic discipline that provides insight and understanding of how art works reflect the time in which they were created as well as the artistic endeavours of the individual artists who created them. We delve into the the historical/ social/religious background and the prevailing philosophies of the time.

 
L2 Art History (NetNZ) overview
L3 Art History (NetNZ) overview
L3 Art History (Harbournet) overview

 

music

Music invites students to express themselves creatively. Level 1 Music focusses on Performance and Compositions. Depending on student’s  aural music knowledge an opportunity exists for them to sit an External standard. Music focusses on the objectives as documented in The Arts curriculum as Developing Practical knowledge, Understanding Music in context, Developing Ideas and Communication and Interpreting Music.

 
L1 Music (FarNet) overview
L2 Music (FarNet) overview
L3 Music (FarNet) overview
Music Performance (NetNZ) overview

 

Classical Studies

To understand ourselves, and our place in a bicultural society, we need to know about the societies that have laid the foundations for the world in which we live. Classical studies is the study of the people, places, and events of the classical world and how they influence the modern world. Classical studies is an interdisciplinary subject: students engage with literature, languages, art, history, science, technology, religion, and philosophy. Students explore community, cultural identity, values, and perspectives and think critically about human behaviour and relationships to appreciate the civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome, understand the past and the present, and to imagine possible futures.

 
L1 Classical Studies  
L2 Classical Studies (Manawatu) overview
L3 Classical Studies (HarbourNet) overview

 

Media Studies

Media studies is about the active exploration, analysis, creation, and enjoyment of the media and its products. Media studies examines the dynamic role of the media in society, how the media constructs messages about individuals, communities, and cultures and how media products are produced, controlled, and distributed. Through media studies students gain the knowledge and skills to conceive, plan, design and make media products that engage audiences.

 
L1 Media Studies  
L2 Media Studies (FarNet) overview
L3 Media Studies (Volcanics) overview

 

Photography

Level 1 - The aim of this course is to give students skills in collecting, managing and presenting information digitally in a variety of forms. Depending on the interests of the students there may be an opportunity to do some simple programming and networking. Level 2 - The aim of this course is to build on skills learnt at level one in creating, managing and presenting information digitally in a variety of forms. Depending on the interests of the students there may be an opportunity to do some desktop publishing and photography.

 
L1 Photography  
L2 Photography (FarNet) overview
L2 Photography (Volcanics) overview
L3 Photography (NetNZ) overview
L3 Photography (Volcanics) overview