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Cultural Excellence


Excellence in the arts is encouraged at Onslow College.  The school is committed to enhancing student abilities and involvement in this area.  The nature of the school is very much shaped by the creative talents and enthusiasm of its students.




Students are active in debating with teams in most grades.



Drama follows a stong tradition of public performance at both junior and senior levels.


As well as Drama programmes at all levels, there are opportunities for involvement with:

  • Theatresports
  • Stage Challenge
  • The Sheliah Winn Shakespeare Festival
  • Musical Productions



Onslow College has an active Green Group which particitpates in regional and national events and contributes to a project for the restoration of the Waipahihi Stream area within the school environs. Students are directly involved in decision making processes which impact on the general school environment.


International Experiences

Onslow College offers students the opportunity to take part in a number of exciting international experiences.

These include:

  • The annual exchange with Yamamura Girls' High School in Tokyo.
  • Classics trip to Greece and Italy
  • French Trip
  • Himalayas treking
  • Spanish trip
  • Sports and Music trips to Australia.

Onslow College Students are regularly selected to participate in exchanges such as; language exchanges, Rotary, AFS and YFU


Kapa Haka

We have a commitment to achieving excellence in Māori Performing Arts and Kapa Haka.  The Kapa Haka Group features prominently in school activities and are in an exciting pahse of development. Anyone who wishes to participate is warmly welcomed.


In addition to the very strong programme at all levels of the curriculum, students can take individual and group tution in many different instruments.


The school supports bands, chamber ensembles, jazz band, a choir and an orchestra.


Onslow College is represented at many regional and national musical competitions and festivals.


See more about the Onslow Music Programme


Winter Tournament Week

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

All the results as we receive them are being loaded onto the website here for our teams competing in various codes for W...

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Onslow College Sports Finals

Monday 18th August 2014

As we move into the finals week/weeks of winter codes, we will list each of the finals as they come to hand: Rugby - S...

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Performing up a storm in Sydney!

Friday 18th July 2014

Congratulations to the Onslow College Musos in receiving to Silver Awards at the Australian International Music Festival...

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Wednesday 11th June 2014

Copies of all our bulletins are available on the website http://www.onslow.school.nz/home/about-us/newsletters/bulletins...

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New Careers section on the website

Tuesday 10th June 2014

We have now included a Careers and Transition section on the Onslow College website. This section includes a Careers C...

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Entertainment Books 2014 - 2015 on sale now!

Friday 11th April 2014

Order your 2014 - 2015 Entertainment Book now to receive over $20,000 worth of valuable 2-for-1 and up to 50% offers fro...

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