Creative Shirley

Purpose

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO: have FUN pursue aims of excellence, personal achievement and self-discipline improve self-esteem and confidence enhance cultural skills establish friendship with other students within the school and beyond meet and get to know teachers beyond the classroom develop leadership and ‘followship’ skills Opportunities will be available in a...

Creative Shirley Vision

At Shirley Boys’ High School we believe that education involves learning and citizenship both inside and outside the classroom. Supporting our extensive Spartans Sport programme is Creative Shirley. Shirley Boys’ High School students will achieve personal growth and success through involvement in our Creative Shirley programmes. We will achieve this vision by: providing opportunities for students...

Bands - Jazz, Pipe and Rock

JAZZ BAND This exciting band comprising boys of all ages from Year 9 – Year 13. The group regularly play at school and are involved each year with CPIT Jazz Quest and also the Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival based in Blenheim. Any boys learning brass or saxophone and wanting to be part of a...

Broadcasting Clubs

SOUND AND LIGHTING Interested in what happens behind the scenes in the theatre? Enjoy being part of a performance but don’t want to be in front of the lights? Lighting and Sound is a small group of dedicated students. They facilitate all the school productions and assemblies. The skills they develop include lighting design, sound...

Choir and Guitar Ensemble

CHOIR Calling all singers! We are a group of students who meet twice a week to rehearse material for The Big Sing Choral Competition which is held in June each year. We rehearse and perform a variety of material from Maori waiata to Latin pieces and modern arrangements of popular songs. In 2013 we won...

Clubs

THEATRE SPORTS In the fashion of Whose Line is it anywhere?, theatre sports is a team based activity where they must create a scene out of a ‘theme’ or ‘idea’ given to them only a few seconds prior to beginning. Theatre sports is improvisation based. Within those few seconds prior to performing, players must create...

Cultural Groups

KAPA HAKA Kapa Haka offers students an opportunity to be involved in Maori performing arts. They will learn a whole range of Kapa Haka skills, including a variety of haka and waiata, choreography, as well as mau rakau (weaponry) and taonga puoro (musical instruments). Teacher in charge – Mr T Winterburn Terms – All year...

Drama Groups

SCHOOL PRODUCTION Shirley Boys’ High School experience has been enriched by numerous Productions, Musicals Performances throughout its history. Every two years (often in conjunction with Avonside Girls’ High School) students from all areas of the school audition to become part of this long tradition of performance magic. Don’t worry if you cannot sing or act,...

Itinerant Music Lessons

Tuition is offered in various instruments (including voice), however lessons (20-30 minutes) are only available to boys who choose music as one of their option subjects. There are currently half-year and full-year options available. Further information – there is a link to Music Information on the Enrolments/General Information page of the school website www.shirley.school.nz Choosing...

Creative Shirley Awards

Gold Awards – these are awarded to senior members of the school who have attained a standard of performance which, in the opinion of the teacher in charge, is outstanding and warrants the award of a Gold, participated over a substantial period, been a worthy representative of the school, shown a satisfactory attitude to school...