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The Arts

The Arts are an integral part of the vibrant community at Ōtūmoetai Intermediate School, offering diverse opportunities for our students to explore and develop their creative talents. Through a range of engaging activities such as Marimba, Chamber Music, Drumline, Choir, Fresh Moves Dance, and Wearable Arts, students have the chance to participate and grow during lunch breaks, regardless of their experience level.

For students demonstrating exceptional abilities, our Friday programs provide specialized training in Music, Performing Arts, and Art. These programs offer a platform for students to further excel and refine their skills.

Our school Showcase is a highlight of the year, providing a supportive environment for young musicians, singers, actors, dancers, Kapa Haka students and fashion designers to showcase their talents to both our school community and the wider local community.

Additionally, we offer supplementary music lessons during breaks and after school for students who display a heightened interest in musical pursuits. These lessons, led by experienced music teachers specializing in various instruments, provide valuable opportunities for personalized instruction and skill development.

We encourage you to explore these opportunities for your child.

Te Ao Māori

At Ōtūmoetai Intermediate School there are a range of Te Ao Māori programmes that students can be involved in. These programmes support the learning of Te Reo Māori, tikanga, history, and viewing local and world issues through a Māori lens.

Our Friday classes include the Manukura leadership group, Te Ara Poutama- a Māori enrichment class, and Kapa haka.

All students receive Māori language lessons in class with a kaiārahi i te reo (specialist language teacher). Whānau groups are made up of Māori students in each of the teams who meet regularly to learn more about their whakapapa (family history) and extend their knowledge and understanding of Te Reo and local history. The Tuākana/Tēina programme, which is run in collaboration with senior students from Ōtūmoetai College, provides a further opportunity for interested students to learn more about Te Ao Māori.