Arts Curriculum Te Aroha College
Art, Drama, Music and Media Studies
The Arts are for everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand to know who we are and what we are becoming. The arts develop the artistic and aesthetic dimensions of human experience. They challenge our ideas and contribute to our social, cultural, and spiritual understandings. They are essential components of a dynamic society. The arts are powerful forms of expression that recognise, value, and contribute to the unique bicultural and multicultural character of Aotearoa New Zealand. They enrich all our lives. The arts allow our culturally diverse and connected students to form and frame identities through physical, imagined, and digital worlds. Through the arts, students create and challenge ideas (sounds, movements, images, texts) that reflect, communicate, and change views of the world.