Category: Arts

RC Big Band

The Rongotai College Big Band is an outstanding group. This year they have again performed a number of ‘gigs’ across Wellington and at festivals in Tauranga, Wellington and Palmerston North, winning both gold and silver awards at the NZ Youth Jazz Competition at Tauranga.  Band leader and bassist Thomas J. Moore (Student Arts Prefect) and… Read more »

Kapa Haka & Poly Club Performances

The Kapa Haka and Poly Groups have recently performed at their respective festivals. Both groups performed to an extremely high standard and were very well received by the audiences. After many weekends of intense practice, the Kapa Haka group (including girls from Wellington East Girls’ College and students from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Nga… Read more »

The Wizard of Oz

A real highlight of the year to date has been the very successful season of “The Wizard of Oz”.  We have had a considerable amount of positive feedback from staff, parents and the wider community who were all very impressed by the quality of performances and the wonderful way the 100 or so students in… Read more »

Big Band

The Big Band participated in the NZ Youth Jazz Competition at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga last weekend.  Rongotai had two ensembles in the competition – the Big Band, who performed admirably and was a crowd favourite, playing all four pieces well, with strong solos from Ben Parker, Leonardo Greer, Hamish Goodhue, Connor Waszak,… Read more »

Performing Arts & Cultural Assembly

We celebrated the success of students in a range of activities at our annual Performing Arts and Cultural Assembly on Friday 19 October. The following students were presented Honours awards at the assembly: Dominic Coffin                         Music Tyrone Daniel                           Music Hamish Goodhue                     Music Ethan Makisi                             Music Thomas J Moore                      Music Lufi Lene-Isara         Polynesian Club Luke Purves            … Read more »

TuTagata Festival

Friday 27 July saw our Poly Club at the TuTagata Festival at the Michael Fowler Centre.   The large crowd was entertained by the 50+ boys in the Rongotai College Poly Club, who performed superbly as always. We can all be very proud of them.  The high level of performance was the result of a huge… Read more »

Rongotai College Big Band

The Big Band participated in the NZ Youth Jazz Competition at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga over Easter. You may recall that their participation last year was cancelled due to Cyclone Cook making it too dangerous to travel.  This year well and truly made up for it! With 18 months of rehearsals / gigs,… Read more »