Each year Girls' and Boys' High combine to put on a major production. It is the main time that the two schools get together on a major project. The responsibilities for the production alternate yearly between the schools as does the choice of production. In the past it has been mainly a Shakespeare followed by a musical, but recently this has been more flexible. The 2015 Production was the hugely successful "Jesus Christ Superstar".
The yearly production is a fine example of the diverse opportunities for boys here at the school. Information regarding the 2017 production "Dracula" will be provided as it comes to hand.
The school theatre-sports enthusiasts are coached by our Teacher in Charge of Drama teacher Mr Ashton. The sport has a dedicated group who practice several times a week and enter local and national competitions in order to test their abilities. Theatre-sports is becoming very popular, with drama classes now offered at Hamilton Boys' High School from Year 9 - 13.
As well as competing in the Waikato Championship and the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Competition, we also compete as part of the Super Eight Arts Festival each year.
Kapa Haka 2017
Kapa Haka is a very popular Maori performing arts tradition. It enhances the wairua (spirit) and encompasses a holistic learning approach. All levels of development of the body, mind, spiritual and social are encouraged through the art. Kapa Haka is now recognised as a worthy qualification and depending on the numbers, students can gain credits through this medium.
Boys' High combines with Girls' High to provide a full Kapa Haka ropu. Students enjoy Kapa Haka on both a competitive and non-competitive level and many attend to enjoy positive interaction with others, establishing friendships and gaining valuable skills.
The Kapa Haka team always welcomes new members to the group. It is an activity which runs all year at the school.
For more information, contact Matua Toti Dion West at firstname.lastname@example.org