Opening of the Performing Arts Acadamy February 2024

Welcome to the Wellington College Extra-curricular Arts site.

The College is known for its success in the Performing Arts and all students are encouraged to participate in the extensive extra-curricular Arts programme. We now have a wonderful new Performing Arts space in the Alan Gibbs Centre which we are looking forward to using.  For many activities, for example Inhouse Debating, no previous experience is required and this is a chance to acquire new skills and interests. For other activities, such as Music groups, this is an opportunity for students to develop their talents.

Success in the Arts and the wide involvement of the student body, contribute significantly to the ethos of the school.

We welcome and look forward to your participation.

Tama Smith 

Arts, Cultural and Extra-Curricular Director

Junior and Senior Arts Person 2023

It was an absolute delight to see the Black and Gold Awards again this year. It was a wonderful celebration of Arts and Sports at Wellington College.

Firstly here is a list of our NZ Representitive and Champions:

Ollie Archer NZ Rep Oceania Zonal Chess Championship  

Reilly Blennerhassett  New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra 

Hugo Carter  NZ Secondary Schools Brass band  

Linus Ericson  NZ Secondary Schools Brass band 

Malachy Holborow  New Zealand Secondary Schools Brass band & New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphonic Wind Band 

Joshua Langford NZ Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra National Grade A Chess 

Aaron Woodmore NZ Secondary Schools Choir

Alex Vauiter NZ Secondary Schools Choir 

Cohen Young NZ Rep Ocieania Zonal Chess Championship  


Junior Arts Person of the Year Award Nominees:

Reilly Blennerhassett- Music and Production

Zane Bradley- Te Haeata Awatea

Hugo Carter- Music

Gus Duffy- Drama and Production

Max Horn- Music and Production

Patrick Jones- Music and Production

Joshua Kerr- Music

Lorenz-Markel Rere- Pacific Performance Group

Junior Arts Person of the Year Award WINNER:

Max Horn

​​​​​​​Senior Arts Person of the Year Award Nominees:

Malachy Holborow- Music

Sefton Williamson- Drama and Production

Josh Langford- Music, Drama and Chess

James Mason- Debating, Production and Music

Tomek Nowotny- Drama and Production

D'Mitrius Rere- Performing Arts and Pacifika Performance Group

Tai Renner- Te Haeata Awatea and Public Speaking

Divyne Shadrock- Te Haeata Awatea

Senior Arts Person of the Year Award WINNERS:

Joshua Langford and James Mason

​​​​​​​Arts Group of the Year Award:

Basin Boys Barbershop

Combined WC and WGC Big Band

​​​​​​​Pacific Performance Group

Wellington College SGCNZ cast of ‘Sleep, the Dream and its Shadow’

Te Haeata Awatea

Chess A team

Urinetown Cast and Crew

 Arts Group of the Year Award WINNER:

Urinetown Cast and Crew