Te toi whakakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe, tea o katoa                                                                     

                                                                       Artistic excellence makes the world sit up in wonder


The NZ Curriculum

The Lynfield College Arts Faculty aspires
  • to provide all students with a supportive, inclusive and productive environment that promotes their wellbeing                        
  • to inspire students to achieve educational excellence through a rich learning and social environment.
We offer the following courses:
Year  Course  
9  Drama 9DRA
 Drama and Dance 9DAD
 Music 9MUS
 Visual Arts 9ARV
 Pacific Arts 9ARP
10  Drama 10DRA
 Drama and Dance                                    10DAD
 Music 10MUS
 Visual Arts 10ART
11  Drama 11DRA
 Music  11MUS
 Music Performance 11MUP
 Visual Arts 11ART
 Visual Arts Digital Media 11ADM
12  Drama  12DRA
 Music  12MUS
 Music Performance 12MUP
 Visual Arts Painting 12ARP
 Visual Arts Design  12ARD
 Visual Arts Photography  12PHO
13  Drama 13DRA
 Music 13MUS
 Music Performance 13MUP
 Visual Arts Design 13ARD
 Visual Arts Painting 13ARP
 Visual Arts Photography 13PHO
 Visual Culture Studies 13AVC


 Reflecting the New Zealand Curriculum, coursework in all arts disciplines at all levels is structured around four inter-related strands:
  • Understanding the Arts in Context       
  • Developing Practical Knowledge in the arts
  • Developing Ideas in the arts                   
  • Communicating and Interpreting in the arts

Reflecting the Senior Secondary Arts Teaching and Learning Guide our vision is for young people who through the arts
  • participate in collaborative and individual endeavours that contribute to community well-being and personal identity
  • form and frame their identity through physical, imagined, and digital worlds
  • create and challenge ideas that reflect, communicate, and change views of the world
  • express and interpret ideas within creative, aesthetic, and technological frameworks, thereby building the confidence to take risks
  • learn how to think “outside the box”, engage with unexpected outcomes, and discover multiple solutions to challenging problems
  • develop greater consciousness and resilience for their futures
  • explore and celebrate artistic expressions of self, community, and culture
  • are empowered to deepen their notions of identity
  • specialise in the disciplines of dance, drama, music and sound arts, visual arts, and art history, or undertake study in multimedia and other new technologies
  • build on their experiences, and create, perform, and evaluate art works of increasing sophistication and complexity
  • learn to view their world from new perspectives