Drama reflects the key concepts in the New Zealand Curriculum for the Arts through -
Relationships and connection
- Drama is interaction, action, and reaction.
- Learners work collaboratively with each other, with ideas, with text, with symbols and images, and with technologies, to tell stories, challenge ideas, create, and perform dramatic work.
- Drama is founded on principles of trust and empathy.
Embodiment and performance
- Drama utilises both personal and universal experiences to inform the creative process.
- Drama expresses ideas, emotions, and stories through body and voice.
- Dramatic meaning is communicated through the physical.
- In drama, working in role is central to the notion of embodiment, achieved through research and committed portrayal of characters and their histories.
Reflection, challenge, and transformation
(Drama Teaching and Learning Guide TKI )
- Drama reflects or holds a mirror up to our world.
- Drama interprets the way in which others interact in past and present cultures.
- Through the performance and experience of drama, we explore and challenge ideas and perceptions of the world, and of ourselves.
Drama at Lynfield College
Apart from the timetabled courses listed under year level tabs, there are several extra-curricular opportunities that develop students’ performing arts capabilities at Lynfield College.
- participation in the annual school production as either actors, dancers or singers
- participation in the school production in technical roles related to sound, lighting, costume, set construction
- participation in the school production in management areas of stage management and front of house
- participation in the cultural dance performance groups that are established across the school at the start of each year
Year 12 and 13 students who participate in cultural dance are able to gain Level 2 NCEA Dance credits from these performances.