Culture at Mountainview
The Performing Arts
The Performing Arts, Music and Drama, is recognised as an area of strength and offers many opportunities for students to advance their skills in performing.
School Production (Musicals)
Mountainview High School has a strong tradition in school musicals. It has produced acclaimed seasons of Man of La Mancha, Westside Story, Footloose, Loserville, Fiddler on the Roof and The Sound of Music. These performances allow students to hone their skills in stage performance, set creation, lighting, sound engineering and orchestral accompaniment. Mountainview High School has proud tradition of high quality school musicals. Providing an opportunity for students of all abilities to be involved in the performing arts.
Mountainview High School regularly enters groups into the National Chamber Music Competition. This gives students an opportunity to extend their skill in this form of music.
The Mountainview High School Jazz Band is a traditional big band that performs regularly for the public. Some of the events the band performs for are weddings, special occasions, schools, open-air concerts and cruise ship arrivals. A regular fixture on the school calendar is the Jazz Band’s Tour, which is a trip that takes the band away for several days when they perform concerts in different locations around the South Island. The band is open to players of all abilities.
The students of Mountainview High School regularly perform lunchtime concerts for the wider student body. These concerts allow individuals and groups to share their music.
The Mountainview High School Arts Week is a week dedicated to showcasing the Arts at Mountainview High School. Multiple opportunities for students to perform for the public occur during the week.
Mounties Got Talent
The annual talent quest at Mountainview High School. This event is hugely popular with both performers and the public. It raises money for a charity of choice and allows performing arts students to show off their high level of skill.
Senior Drama Productions
Senior productions are an extension of classroom Drama.
The theatre sports group rehearses weekly and perform several times a year in exchanges with other schools.
National Shakespeare Festival
Mountainview High School regularly enters groups into this competition and has received recognition at a national level.
Congratulations to the students who have been selected for the Arts Council in 2017. In particular to Sarah who is our Arts Captain for 2017.
New members are welcome – rehearsal is on Wednesday lunchtime in the Music Room
We are setting up lessons for students who would like to learn a musical instrument. If you have any questions let me know – firstname.lastname@example.org – this is a great opportunity for students to try something new.
The Mountainview High School Kapa Haka – Tiritiri o the Moana, provides students with the opportunity to connect with and express their Maori identity. It is an important part of our school and regularly leads and performs at formal occasions.
Nga Tiritiri o te Moana
No nga hau e wha, e huihui ai matau i raro i te maru o te tipuna Aroki e.
E tu ana to matau kura kei te whenua mahaki o te iwi humarie, Ngai Tahu e
Te Whanau o te moana
No Tangaroa, Atua o te moana. (Ko) kikorangi te tae o te toto o nga wai kisse!
Te Whanau o te whenua
Nga uri o te whaea Papatuanuku, te tae kowhai e
Te iwi no hiwi
E paa mai a Tawhirimatea no iho nga puke. Ko whero tana tae e
I – a – ha – ha!
Kia whakakotahi nga whare e toru
He whanau mana, he iwi kaha, he kura matauranga
Kia whakaorite e nga akonga katoa
He kura atahua, nga Tiritiri o te Moana
He whanau kotahi tatau
Nga Tiritiri o te Moana
He kura mea angitu e
From all four winds we merge under one banner, the banner of Aoraki
Upon the land of the humble Ngai Tahu people of which our school stands
The family of the sea
Children of the god of Tangaroa with blood of blue
The family of the land
Children of the mother Papatuanuku with blood of yellow
The family of the hills
Children of the god Tawhirimatea with blood of red
Three families turn to on, a family of pride, strength, knowledge and equalities where we are all treated the same
To a school of beautiful scenery “Tiritiri o te moana”
After all our divisions we come together as one.