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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


11PE Triathlon has been CANCELLED

Saturday 12th April 2014

Due to safety concerns with the road conditions, the Year 11 Triathlon has been cancelled. A decision on when this wil...

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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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And another Medal!

Friday 28th March 2014

Well done to Will Fahey (Stroke), Angus Todd, Will Pearson, Josh Blackmore and Dion Blackmore (Cox) placing third in the...

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Friday 28th March 2014

Hayden Robertson just rowed to a gold medal in the Boys Under17 single scull! First Gold for Onslow College since 1979!...

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Scholarship Results for Onslow College

Tuesday 11th March 2014

Congratulations to our Year 13 Students who received Scholarships in the 2013 examinations. It is great to see the har...

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Rowing Success!

Monday 10th March 2014

Congratulations to the large contingent of rowers that represented Onslow College with pride and determination over the ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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