Mission Statement and Aims
The Glenfield College Drama Department seeks to provide students with a comprehensive, high quality drama education. The aims of the Drama Department is for the students to develop a practical knowledge, ideas, communication, interpretation, and an understanding of context in drama, as per the New Zealand Arts Curriculum.
The Drama Department has costume and props rooms. Classes often use the Kaipatiki Theatre, a state of the art facility (outlined in more detail in the Facilities page) which has separate male and female changing rooms, set bays, and a lighting/sound booth. All of these facilities are located together in the same building.
Activities and Performances
The Drama Department is regularly called upon to perform inside and out of school. Involvements of the department include:
– The Class Comedian annual competition, to which at least one student is sent every year to perform stand-up comedy.
– TYP Theatresports organization, which organizes performances for the public at which our theatresports team has been very successful.
– Twice yearly trips to Auckland Theatre Company performances, as well as a student ambassador to the company appointed.
– Within the school, Drama students can expect to be able to partake in the weekly Theatresports club.
– Theatresports performances as displays at school Open Days.
– Each of the three NCEA level classes must perform a production before an audience each year, during which time they have the privilege of using the Kaipatiki Theatre with its professional level of equipment.
– At least once in their time at Glenfield College, whether they are Drama students or not, all students will have the opportunity to participate in a school production.
Subjects / Courses Offered
Year 9 Drama
Subjects covered: Script Technique, Plays in Pairs, Improvisation, Devising, and a Play Study.
Year 10 Drama
Subjects covered: Script Technique, Own Script, Improvisation, Play Study, and Devising.
Year 11 Drama (NCEA Level 1)
1.1 Drama Techniques using ‘Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes’.
1.2 Use Elements and Conventions of Drama in Devising Stories.
1.3 Theatre Genre in the study and performance of Clowning.
1.4 Perform an Acting Role in a class production.
1.5 Perform a Production/Technical Role by designing and making a clown costume.
1.6 Understand and Reflect on Drama Processes and Performance in an external exam at the end of the year.
Year 12 Drama (NCEA Level 2)
2.1 Apply Drama Techniques in an Improvised Group Context.
2.2 Apply Drama Techniques in a Group within a Scripted Context using the New Zealand play ‘Wheeler’s Luck’.
2.3 Use Elements and Conventions to Structure, Record and Perform Devised Drama.
2.4 Apply Knowledge of a Drama/Theatre Form or Period Through Performing a Role in a Presentation, using Shakespeare.
2.5 Perform a Substantial Acting, Technical or Production Role in a class production of a Shakespearean play.
2.6 Apply Knowledge of, Respond to and Make Judgements about Drama Processes and Performance in an external exam at the end of the year.
Year 13 Drama (NCEA Level 3)
3.2 Drama Techniques – Scripted, using the techniques of Russian dramatist Stanislavski and excerpts from the New Zealand play ‘Niu Sila’.
3.3 Use Elements and Conventions to Devise, Script and Perform Individual/Duo Drama, using Dramatic Biographies.
3.4 Demonstrate Knowledge of Theatre Form and Period by Analysing and Interpreting Two Scripted Texts in an external exam at the end of the year.
3.5 Rehearse, Prepare and Perform a Performance or Technical/Production Role in a Significant Production.
3.6 Analyse, Apply and Reflect Critically on Drama Processes and Performance in a New Context, in an external exam at the end of the year.
Teacher-in-Charge of Drama
Phone: 444 9066 ext 755
Email: [email protected]
For a comprehensive look at our courses please see the Performing Arts