We have several performance groups for children to opt into at Three Kings School. These are held during school lunchtime hours and rehearsals usually accumulate into several public performance opportunities towards the end of every school year.
Three Kings School Choir is open to all students from Year 4 to Year 6 who enjoy singing and performing. It is lead by Mrs Simone Sutherland with Mrs Gail Burgess assisting. The choir rehearses during Wednesday lunchtimes.
Children learn and sing a range of songs of different genres and from a variety of cultures. They perform at school events, such as assemblies, special events and the Three Kings School Scarecrow Festival, and community events, such as Mt Roskill Library NZ Music Month, Ranfurly Residential Village, Ranfurly Hospital and Care Unit and Puketapapa Christmas Festival. An auditioned choir of 40 children within this choir performs at the Auckland Town Hall in the annual APPA Music Festival in November.
The choir provides children with the opportunity to be involved in an extracurricular arts activity and to pursue their enjoyment in singing, particularly formal choral singing. The children are encouraged to be committed members of this choir, turn up for rehearsals on time, and participate fully in each choir session. They always look forward to performances, where they can showcase their efforts in front of an audience.
The Multicultural/Kapa Haka Group
This is an all-comers group which meets during Tuesday lunchtimes for rehearsal. It is offered to all Year 3 to Year 6 students and is lead by Whaea Annie, Ms Rebecca Kettle and Mrs Bernice Mata’utia.
The Multicultural Group works hard during terms 1 – 3, learning new Waiata (Kapa Haka) and dances (Pasifika). Term 4 is usually our performance term. Each year we perform at the Three Kings School Scarecrow Festival, Ranfurly Residential Village, Ranfurly Hospital and Care Unit and at the special Performance assembly. We also try to be ready for any special occasions that may pop up!
The children who perform in this group learn to persevere and reap the rewards of putting in hard work throughout the year. Performance events are always exciting and special.
The Indian Dance Group
The Indian Dance Group meets on Wednesday lunchtimes. This fun and colourful group is open to any Year 3 – Year 6 student. The Indian Dance Group is lead by Mrs Rikki Chaitanya who also draws on expertise from our Indian students and community.
Performances from the Indian Dance Group are always a highlight at our Scarecrow Festival and at the Puketepapa Christmas Festival.