Arts - Auckland Girls Grammar School

     

chamber music smallAGGS is known for our high quality biennial school productions - Students are actively involved in all aspects of the school production - including all acting parts, they are the musicians in the band, involved in backstage, lighting, creating costumes, wardrobe, stage makeup and front of house duties. Past successful productions include Grease, Sound of Music and Return to the Forbidden Planet. Our 2011 production is 'The Wiz'.

Also on a biennial basis students audition to be part of Stage Challenge and every year that we have participated we have received a number of notable awards.

Students have access to learning a wide range of musical instruments through our school music itinerant scheme. Students can receive tuition on a range of instruments including bass guitar, guitar, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, drums. Lessons are usually in small groups and are based on a revolving timetable. Students have access to private piano lessons that are held at school.

Students are encouraged to be part of school music co curricular groups including the Auditioned choir, chamber music groups, the flute ensemble, string groups including the string orchestra and jazz combo.

Each year students regularly participate in a number of competitions including the Westpac chamber music competition. We have had a number of bands do extremely well in the Pacifica Beats competition.

Through Dance our students are encouraged to participate in local festivals and competitions and in the past have entered such competitions as "Bring it on".

We encourage access to wide a range of the Arts - teachers actively encourage and include visits to local Art galleries, attend APO concerts, provide music mentors, hold lunchtime concerts to ensure students have access to the wider Arts community.

Upcoming Events

May
1

01.05.2017
First day of Term 2

May
1

01.05.2017
Yr 11 Geography Field trip

May
2

02.05.2017
Yr 11 Geography Field Trip

May
3

03.05.2017
Yr 13 Geog to Tongariro National Park

May
8

08.05.2017
English Week all week

Debating

Students also have the opportunity to join one of our Debating Groups.

A wide range of other co-curricula activities is offered and students are encouraged to become involved in one or more of these.

Co-Curricular Gallery