All students are encouraged to be involved in the arts and cultural activities, to develop their creativity and to enhance their learning and social development through participation.
Students have many opportunities to perform and compete at school, and also regionally and nationally. Our Gifted and Talented programmes often have a focus on the arts and provide enrichment and extension for the most capable students. A wide selection of cultural clubs and activities is also on offer to enable all students to discover strengths and interests and to experience enjoyment through the arts.
Arts Blues are awarded annually as well as Academic and Sports Blues to students showing excellence and consistent participation in College cultural activities. The disciplines covered by the award of an Arts Blue include Dance, Debating, Drama, Kapa Haka, Languages, Music, Performing Arts, Public Speaking, Speech and Drama, Visual Arts and Writing.
Columba College kapa haka perform at 2015 Polyfest.