The Arts

Waitaki Boys' offers many opportunities for our young men to try the Arts.

We have a purpose built auditorium equipped with lighting and sound. We use this for our annual interhouse Scrano competition. The boys write and perform their own drama, perform 2 songs and a Haka.

Bi-annually we present a show with our sister school Waitaki Girls, some or our previous shows have been High School Musical and Footrot Flats 

We have an annual Talent Quest competiton and a Mid Winter concert where our, world famous in North Otago, 'Big Choir' of usually 100ish boys performs for local primary schools and then at an evening concert in conjuction with the  Oamaru Youth Orchestra and Concert Band.

In addition to this our boys are offered free music lessons in a range of instruments from the guitar to the bag pipes.

We also encourage public speaking and have an annual junior speech competion, one in Year 9 and one in Year 10. This ties in nicely with our Scrano speech competions and the prestigious Robert Falcon Scott speech award.

Our school has amazing art and music departments where creativity can be unleashed in a range of forms.

The Arts make our boys all-round Waitakian's. We are very proud of the traditions that enable us to be able to offer these experiences to all who wish to take up the opportunities.

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

Albert Einstein