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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


Onslow College - Clean sweep of 1914 Christmas Truce 5-a-side football tournament

Thursday 11th December 2014

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Football Success Stories

Friday 5th December 2014

The following Onslow College students have been chosen in the 2015 Football Federation Training Squad: Luke Agalawatta...

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Onslow College Celebration of Success - Thursday 27th November

Tuesday 25th November 2014

The Onslow College Celebration of Success is a new initiative designed to recognise and celebrate the unique culture of ...

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Teacher Only Day - Monday 17 November

Thursday 13th November 2014

The College will be closed on Monday 17 November for a Teacher Only Day. The staff will be using this time to undertake...

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Tutorial Timetables

Thursday 6th November 2014

Tutorial timetables are now available. Follow the link to the Onslow College Moodle site to download the timetable in ...

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College Sport Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards 2014

Monday 3rd November 2014

On Sunday night (2 Nov) schools from around the Wellington region came together to celebrate the achievements of their s...

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Senior end of year

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SENIOR TIMELINES END OF YEAR - 2014 Attendance at Form times and Assemblies is critical over the next 3 weeks Mon 20 Oct...

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University Scholarships

Monday 20th October 2014

We are delighted that so many of our students in Year 13 have recevied scholarships for Tertiary Study in 2015. Victor...

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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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