Waitākere College

Performing Arts


The Performing Arts Academy offers a course for year 9 and 10 students with a passion for stage and production.

 A wide range of fun and engaging topics include: Theatresport and Stagecraft Techniques, Music Video and Film Editing, Special Make-up Effects, Wearable Art,the School Musical and a term each of Music, Dance and Drama in Year 9.

In Year 10 Music, Dance and Drama can be chosen as semester options.


  • Students selected for the SHINE programme can also do PFA.

  • Students will still cover the compulsory core subjects for year 9 and 10.

To apply for this course, fill out the application form in the Prospectus or by contacting the College office: [email protected]

Applicants will attend an interview in November/December of the year prior to the start of the course before the final selection is made.To find out more, contact the Head of Performing Arts, Mr S Nightingale during school hours or email [email protected]