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:
- 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.
Onslow College offers students the opportunity to take part in a number of exciting international experiences.
- 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
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.
Alisha Gilchrist smashes Under 16 Girls 3000m record!
Friday 7th March 2014
Year 11 student Alisha Gilchrist didn't just win the Under 16 Girls 3000m race at the Western Zone Athletics competion o...Read more »
Open invitation to attend PTA AGM
Tuesday 4th March 2014
The Onslow College Parent Teacher Association (PTA) invites all those people interested to attend the ANNUAL GENERAL MEE...Read more »
Snapper travel concession
Monday 3rd March 2014
Wellington child travel concessions on Snapper for senior students are due to expire, to ensure students continue to rec...Read more »
Study Skills Workshop
Wednesday 19th February 2014
Workshops for 2014 Series 1: Study Tips and Memory Strategies... Ideal for Years 9-13 students, University Students ...Read more »
Year 9 Camp information
Thursday 13th February 2014
Year 9 Camp takes place on Monday 17 - Wednesday 19 February. Further infromation about the camp has been emailed home...Read more »
Sports in 2014
Monday 27th January 2014
The 2014 Sports Handbook and associated forms are now available on the Sports pages of the website. Summer sports comm...Read more »
Wednesday 22nd January 2014
To make life easier for you for Back to School, we have teamed up with Office Max School Supplies Direct so that you can...Read more »