The Arts

Wadestown encourages every student to participate in cultural events and activities, offering numerous opportunities throughout the year such as:

  • Dancesplash and Artsplash – either as part of the choral evening, the dance performances, art displays or orchestral performance, Wadestown School is an enthusiastic participant in this Wellington City Council initiative;
  • School Productions – an annual celebration of the performing arts, bringing together students from across the school and year levels, dancing, singing, acting and playing instruments;
  • Orchestra – meeting weekly under the guidance of accomplished musician Rupa Maitra, the orchestra works on scores prepared to suit the ability of the children in the orchestra.  The orchestra performs at events such as Dancesplash, the Wadestown House and Garden event, the Botanical Garden Concert or for the pleasure of Wadestown School students.
  • Recorder Group – this is a pre-orchestra group for students who aspire to the orchestra, gaining practical recorder skills and knowledge of music notation.