Performing Arts by PNBHS

Performing Arts

Drama; Music; Māori Performing Arts; Mau Rakau

Year 10 Drama - 10DRA

Students will develop the Key Competencies of Managing Self and Participating through the medium of Drama and the underpinning concept of being part of an ensemble. They will explore the origins of Greek Theatre and how aspects of this still shape modern Drama Techniques and performance. Students will also explore character development and apply this when working with a piece of script. All units are assessed including a written exam, a reflective journal and a mini performance.


Year 10 Performance Music - 10PMU

Note: This is a FULL YEAR option. This strongly practical course is a continuation of the Year 9 Concert Band Program where students develop performance skills as a soloist and group member playing different styles of music. Students in this option must be prepared to learn a concert band instrument if they have not already started. Ideally this will commence in Term 4 this year. Students new to the PMU Option in Year 10 will need to demonstrate their ability before they are accepted into the program. Performance Music develops a student’s ability in performance, music writing and understanding music’s place in the world. Students will learn how to read and write music using music software, find out about a range of musical styles.


Year 10 Music Studies - 10MUS

This is a HALF YEAR music option focused on contemporary music. Students develop performance skills as a soloist and group member playing different styles of music including blues, rock and reggae as well as some traditional waiata and music from the pacific, fitting these into a modern context. They will develop skills in music technology and song writing using software and develop music reading skills from grades one and two. Students must be prepared to have instrument lessons if they are not currently having them.

Level One Drama - 11DRA

Level 1 Drama focuses on the given areas in accordance with the NZ Arts Curriculum. As a study of human behaviour and social experience, Drama is particularly useful to those considering careers involving high interaction with other people. While students might not become actors, the skills that they learn will be invaluable in life outside the school. Key topics covered include: practical workshops, performance, history of theatre, theatre form, reflection and analysis, and theatre visits. This course offers 9 credits and is mostly practical with two internal assessments (only the best internal assessment grade will be reported to NZQA) and one written External Examination.

Course Requirements:

· Extra rehearsals for the major production are required outside of class time and students are encouraged to attend live theatre organised by the department.

· One 1B5 exercise book.

Completion of Year 10 Drama is helpful, but not essential. Students who wish to join the subject for the first time must get permission from Co-HODs, Mr Burton or Miss Belcher.

Course fee: $30

Subject Progression:
This course leads to Level 2 Drama. Entry to Level 2 Drama will be aided by completion of Level 1 Drama. Drama is an approved subject for literacy and University Entrance.

Level One Māori Performing Arts - 11MPF

Māori Performing Arts

Kapa Haka
Kapa Haka is the term used for the Traditional Maori Performing Arts.
Unlike other indigenous dance forms, kapa haka is unique in the fact that the performers must sing, dance, have expression as well as movement all combined into each item. Kapa haka is a form of entertainment to attract the audience into the Māori world. It is another means to portray current issues or to celebrate success through actions and song.

Students will learn the following disciplines:
Waiata Tira - choral item
Whakaeke - entry onto the stage
Moteatea - traditional laments
Waiata-a-ringa - Action songs
Haka - challenging issues that affect Māori today
Whakawatea - exiting off stage and acknowledging the host

Whakaraka
Whakaraka are Māori exercises to develop the mental, physical, spiritual and social values of the individual. Games such as waewae nuku (foot movements), ringa paki (hand games) help the individual to develop their co-ordination skills.
Māori Performing Arts will benefit students at Palmerston North Boys' High School by:

  • re-telling history, myths and legends pertaining to the item
  • demonstrating Māori customs and traditions
  • while there is theory involved, more practical assessments prove more effective for the individual. This is a strategy that most students would excel in.
  • gaining credits recognised by NZQA will allow students to pursue a career in Māori Performing Arts.
  • giving opportunities for students to travel around the world to perform.
  • teaching students the foundations of kapa haka within Māori Performing Arts.

Level One Mau Rakau - 11MRK

Te Whare Tu Taua o Aotearoa Mau Rakau

Te Whare Tu Taua o Aotearoa was founded by Dr Pita Sharples in the 1980s due to the renaissance of the Māori language, tikanga and to offer the ancient art of mau rakau back to Maoridom as an innovative programme in physical fitness, Māori history, Māori Atua, whakapapa, confidence, leadership skills, self- discipline, respect and all uses of the Taiaha.

What are the benefits of taking mau rakau as a subject?

· To expose students to the traditions of the Māori culture
· Experience going to historical pa sites
· It will develop a sense of well-being (Hauora)
· To learn the art of Māori combat
· To establish relationships with students from other regions
· For the youth to contribute and participate
· To challenge the individual to his potential
· To continue to revive our culture through the art of Taiaha.
· Being marae based is always a great environment to learn and experience Māori traditions.

How will this be conducted and measured?

· Experienced facilitators will drive this course and monitor the goals set throughout the year such as group drills, exercises and individual testing.

· Throughout the year every individual will be tested by facilitators. It is up to the facilitator's discretion whether he has achieved or not.

What will the outcome be?

The following values will be achieved during this
· Te Reo Māori
· Tikanga Māori
· Karakia
· The art of combat
· Confidence
· Fitness
· Self-discipline
· Determination
· Courage
· Pride

Grading:
· If the student passes all tests, he will gain a tipare to acknowledge his efforts.
· Students achievements will also be recognised in front of their whanau, hapu and iwi.
· Students will be welcomed into a higher level of Te Whare Wananga o Aotearoa.

Level One Performance Music - 11PMU

This course develops a range of skills in performance, composition, music literacy and musicology. Students develop confidence through preparing, presenting and evaluating solo and group performances. They will use technology to compose music in a range of styles, developing skills in notation and improvisation. Students will develop music literacy skills to Grade three level and utilise this to compare and contrast music in a range of styles and genres. This course develops student’s confidence in relating to others and develops academic skills in literacy and higher order thinking.

Level One Recommended Prior Achievement Level: Students have at least one, preferably two years of formal lessons on their instrument. Music Literacy: understanding of music literacy (theory) equivalent to Grade 2. Those not meeting these criteria; by application to HOD Music.

Level Two Drama - 12DRA

Level 2 Drama focuses on the given areas in accordance with the NZ Arts Curriculum. As a study of human behaviour and social experience, Drama is particularly useful to those considering careers involving high interaction with other people. While students might not become actors, the skills that they learn will be invaluable in life outside the school. Key topics covered include: practical workshops, physical theatre, history of theatre, theatre form, reflection and analysis, devising, and theatre visits. This course offers 17 credits and is mostly practical with two internal assessments and a written external examination.

Course Requirements:

· Extra rehearsals for major productions are required outside of class time and students are encouraged to attend live theatre organised by the department.

· Two 1B5 exercise books.

· Completion of Level 1 Drama is helpful, but not essential. Students who wish to join the subject for the first time must get permission from HOD Drama, Miss Belcher.

Course fee: $32

Subject Progression:
This course leads to 13 Drama. Entry to Level 3 Drama will usually require completion of Level 1 or Level 2 Drama. Drama is an approved subject for literacy and University Entrance.

Level Two Māori Performing Arts - 12MPF

Māori Performing Arts

Kapa Haka
Kapa Haka is the term used for the Traditional Maori Performing Arts.
Unlike other indigenous dance forms, kapa haka is unique in the fact that the performers must sing, dance, have expression as well as movement all combined into each item. Kapa haka is a form of entertainment to attract the audience into the Māori world. It is another means to portray current issues or to celebrate success through actions and song.

Students will learn the following disciplines:
Waiata Tira - choral item
Whakaeke - entry onto the stage
Moteatea - traditional laments
Waiata-a-ringa - Action songs
Haka - challenging issues that affect Māori today
Whakawatea - exiting off stage and acknowledging the host

Whakaraka
Whakaraka are Māori exercises to develop the mental, physical, spiritual and social values of the individual. Games such as waewae nuku (foot movements), ringa paki (hand games) help the individual to develop their co-ordination skills.
Māori Performing Arts will benefit students at Palmerston North Boys' High School by:

  • re-telling history, myths and legends pertaining to the item
  • demonstrating Māori customs and traditions
  • while there is theory involved, more practical assessments prove more effective for the individual. This is a strategy that most students would excel in.
  • gaining credits recognised by NZQA will allow students to pursue a career in Māori Performing Arts.
  • giving opportunities for students to travel around the world to perform.
  • teaching students the foundations of kapa haka within Māori Performing Arts.

Level Two Mau Rakau - 12MRK

Te Whare Tu Taua o Aotearoa Mau Rakau

Te Whare Tu Taua o Aotearoa was founded by Dr Pita Sharples in the 1980s due to the renaissance of the Māori language, tikanga and to offer the ancient art of mau rakau back to Maoridom as an innovative programme in physical fitness, Māori history, Māori Atua, whakapapa, confidence, leadership skills, self- discipline, respect and all uses of the Taiaha.

What are the benefits of taking mau rakau as a subject?

· To expose students to the traditions of the Māori culture
· Experience going to historical pa sites
· It will develop a sense of well-being (Hauora)
· To learn the art of Māori combat
· To establish relationships with students from other regions
· For the youth to contribute and participate
· To challenge the individual to his potential
· To continue to revive our culture through the art of Taiaha.
· Being marae based is always a great environment to learn and experience Māori traditions.

How will this be conducted and measured?

· Experienced facilitators will drive this course and monitor the goals set throughout the year such as group drills, exercises and individual testing.

· Throughout the year every individual will be tested by facilitators. It is up to the facilitator's discretion whether he has achieved or not.

What will the outcome be?

The following values will be achieved during this
· Te Reo Māori
· Tikanga Māori
· Karakia
· The art of combat
· Confidence
· Fitness
· Self-discipline
· Determination
· Courage
· Pride

Grading:
· If the student passes all tests, he will gain a tipare to acknowledge his efforts.
· Students achievements will also be recognised in front of their whanau,hapu, and iwi.
· Students will be welcomed into a higher level of Te Whare Wananga o Aotearoa.

Level Two Performance Music - 12PMU

The skills displayed through this course are valuable not only for students pursuing a career in music, but in the wider context of developing creativity, extended abstract thinking, and interpersonal skills.


Course Content: Students will develop their performance skills as a soloist and group member in their chosen genre. They will analyse a range of musical styles and genres in-depth to cultivate an understanding of music's importance in history and the modern world. Students will use software to create original compositions and develop literacy skills equivalent to Grade 4.

Subject Costs: $20, Theory text $30

Level Two Prerequisites: At least two years of formal lessons on their instrument. NCEA 1.1 and 1.6. achieved; 1.5 preferred as a minimum Music Literacy: understanding of music literacy (theory) equivalent to Grade 3. All other students by application to HOD

Internal Assessments
2.1 AS 91270 Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist.
2.2 AS 91274 Solo performance on a second instrument (optional)
2.3 AS 91272 Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group
2.4 AS 91271 Compose two substantial pieces of music
2.8 AS 91273 Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble

External Assessments
2.6 AS 91276 Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores.
2.7 AS 91277 Demonstrate understanding of two substantial contrasting music works

Level Three Drama - 13DRA

13 DRA focuses on the given areas in accordance with the NZ Arts Curriculum and is an approved subject for University Entrance. As a study of human behaviour and social experience, Drama is particularly useful to those considering careers involving high interaction with other people. While students might not become actors, the skills that they learn will be invaluable in life outside the school. Key topics covered include: Practical workshops, script analysis, performance, theatre forms, history of theatre, devising, drama theorists, and live theatre viewing. This course offers 17 credits and is mostly practical with two internal assessments and a written external examination.

Course Requirements:

· Extra rehearsals are required outside of class time for major productions and students are encouraged to attend live theatre organised by the department.

· One 1B5 exercise book or a clear file.

· Completion of Level 1 OR 2 Drama is very beneficial BUT Students who wish to join the subject for the first time must get permission from HOD Drama, Miss Belcher.

Course fee: $34

Drama is an approved subject for literacy and University Entrance.

Scholarship Drama
This practical examination involves performing devised, impromptu and scripted Drama and interviewing techniques. It requires an advanced understanding of theatre performance, theory and creation. Scholarship Drama is challenging and only offered to students in Level 3 who are consistently working at excellence level.

Level Three Māori Performing Arts - 13MPF

Māori Performing Arts

Kapa Haka
Kapa Haka is the term used for the Traditional Maori Performing Arts.
Unlike other indigenous dance forms, kapa haka is unique in the fact that the performers must sing, dance, have expression as well as movement all combined into each item. Kapa haka is a form of entertainment to attract the audience into the Māori world. It is another means to portray current issues or to celebrate success through actions and song.

Students will learn the following disciplines:
Waiata Tira - choral item
Whakaeke - entry onto the stage
Moteatea - traditional laments
Waiata-a-ringa - Action songs
Haka - challenging issues that affect Māori today
Whakawatea - exiting off stage and acknowledging the host

Whakaraka
Whakaraka are Māori exercises to develop the mental, physical, spiritual and social values of the individual. Games such as waewae nuku (foot movements), ringa paki (hand games) help the individual to develop their co-ordination skills.
Māori Performing Arts will benefit students at Palmerston North Boys' High School by:

  • re-telling history, myths and legends pertaining to the item
  • demonstrating Māori customs and traditions
  • while there is theory involved, more practical assessments prove more effective for the individual. This is a strategy that most students would excel in.
  • gaining credits recognised by NZQA will allow students to pursue a career in Māori Performing Arts.
  • giving opportunities for students to travel around the world to perform.
  • teaching students the foundations of kapa haka within Māori Performing Arts.

Level Three Mau Rakau - 13MRK

Te Whare Tu Taua o Aotearoa Mau Rakau

Te Whare Tu Taua o Aotearoa was founded by Dr Pita Sharples in the 1980s due to the renaissance of the Māori language, tikanga and to offer the ancient art of mau rakau back to Maoridom as an innovative programme in physical fitness, Māori history, Māori Atua, whakapapa, confidence, leadership skills, self-discipline, respect and all uses of the Taiaha.

What are the benefits of taking mau rakau as a subject?

· To expose students to the traditions of the Māori culture
· Experience going to historical pa sites
· It will develop a sense of well-being (Hauora)
· To learn the art of Māori combat
· To establish relationships with students from other regions
· For the youth to contribute and participate
· To challenge the individual to his potential
· To continue to revive our culture through the art of Taiaha.
· Being marae based is always a great environment to learn and experience Māori traditions.

How will this be conducted and measured?

· Experienced facilitators will drive this course and monitor the goals set throughout the year such as group drills, exercises and individual testing.

· Throughout the year every individual will be tested by facilitators. It is up to the facilitator's discretion whether he has achieved or not.

What will the outcome be?

The following values will be achieved during this
· Te Reo Māori
· Tikanga Māori
· Karakia
· The art of combat
· Confidence
· Fitness
· Self-discipline
· Determination
· Courage
· Pride

Grading:
· If the student passes all tests, he will gain a tipare to acknowledge his efforts.
· Students achievements will also be recognised in front of their whanau, hapu and iwi.
· Students will be welcomed into a higher level of Te Whare Wananga o Aotearoa.

Level Three Performance Music - 13PMU

The skills displayed through this course are valuable not only for students pursuing a career in music, but in the wider context of showing creativity, extended abstract thinking, and interpersonal skills.

Course Content: Students develop a programme which suits their strengths, interests and educational pathways from the range of standards offered [maximum 26 credits]. Students develop their performance skills to the highest level in preparation for auditions for tertiary study. They will use their skills as composer/ arranger to create a portfolio of stylistically idiomatic music for a specific group or context using a range of software.

They will use higher order thinking to critically analyse music in a range of styles and contexts, covering music from Medieval times through to contemporary jazz and pop/rock artists and synthesise this knowledge into their own portfolio. They will study Music in film [Jaws].
Students will also demonstrate extensive skills in music literacy by gaining the internationally recognised ABRSM Grade 5 Theory qualification.

Level 3 Prerequisites: At least three years of formal lessons on their instrument. NCEA 2.1 and 2.4 and at least one of 2.6 or 2.7  All other students by application to HOD.

Students create a course from:
Compulsory Standards:
Internal 3.7 Music Studies AS 91422 Analyse a substantial music work [Music in Film- Jaws by John Williams]

External 3.8 Music Studies AS 91423 Examine the influence of context on a substantial music work.
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory Exam

Optional Standards:
3.1 Making Music AS 91416 Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist
3.2 Making Music AS 91417 Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
3.3 Making Music AS 91418 Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group.
3.4 Making Music AS 91419 Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
3.9 Music Studies AS 91424 Create two arrangements for an ensemble.
3.10 Music Studies AS 91425 Research a music topic
3.11 Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking