The aims of the Theatre and Drama courses at Kristin are to enable students to experience and participate in a wide and varied range of theatre activities and develop proficiency in more than one area of theatre technique. Students will become familiar with forms of theatre from their own and different cultures; they will explore different theatre traditions in their historical contexts and develop academic skills appropriate for the study and understanding of theatre. The aim is to enable students to become reflective and critical practitioners and to develop the confidence to explore, to experiment and to work individually and collaboratively on innovative projects, involving challenging established notions of theatre. Students will learn to understand the dynamic, holistic and evolving nature of theatre and the interdependencies of the aspects of this art form.
Registrations are completed online via our performing arts registration forms.
A number of co-curricular performance opportunities exist for students with a passion for Drama:
Junior School Major Production
All students in the Junior School take part in this annual musical. Auditions are held for the lead roles, the dates of which will be communicated to families via the school newsletter and Latest News feed of the website.
Middle School Major Production
Middle School students are invited to audition for this annual musical. Audition dates will be announced via the school newsletter and Latest News feed of the website.
Senior School Major Production
Senior School students are invited to audition for this annual musical. Middle School students may be invited to audition where roles and participation numbers require. Audition dates will be announced via the school newsletter and Latest News feed of the website.
A confidence building course involving Dance, Music and Song - an ideal training ground for our large scale musical productions. This is for students in Year 5-6 and Year 7-8.
Middle School Drama Club
A fun filled course which works on the development of confidence and communication skills through drama games, ensemble projects and theatre sports. This is for students in Year 7-8.
Theatre Sports Club
A highly engaging improvisation course focused on developing theatre sports skills with a view to participating in team events. This is for students in Year 9-13.
Junior Speech and Drama Tuition
Tuition is available in Speech and Drama to Junior School students from Year 1-10. Students are prepared for Trinity and New Zealand Speech Board Examinations at the discretion of the tutor. Oral communication is an essential part of everyone's life. Some find it easier than others, but it is a skill everyone can improve on. Lessons include voice work, to enable students to articulate clearly. It teaches students to present work in a positive manner, and enables them to speak in public with clarity, confidence and conviction.
Students develop an appreciation of literature and learn to read aloud with sensitivity for content and style. Listening skills are an important part of communication and are encouraged, so that students learn to listen with discernment and courtesy. They also learn to communicate and interpret ideas through poetry, storytelling, and drama.
Speech and Drama builds confidence and self-esteem.
For all enquiries please email Performing Arts >>