Drama and Dance
The school has a thriving Performing Arts programme.
From time to time, the school stages a major musical production, which involves the talents of around 120 students and 15 or more staff members.
Much care is taken to choose shows, which will enable the participation of as many students as possible from all levels and of all talents and abilities.
These shows make possible the development of many skills: acting, singing or dancing on stage, playing in the band or orchestra, applying makeup, designing and fitting costumes, building and painting scenery, sound and lighting design and front of house responsibilities.
Recent productions have included:
- Bugsy Malone (2000)
- The Tempest (2003)
- Return to the Forbidden Planet (2004)
- Disco Explosion ’78 (2005)
- Grease (2007)
- Back to the '80s (2009)
- For Today (2012)
- Rent (2013)
- Into the Woods (2015)
Rangiora High School performs in various drama and dance activities and competitions throughout the school year. Students have been involved in Stage Challenge, Crash Bash and The Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival.
In the last few years, the school has achieved national success in Stage Challenge and regional success in the Shakespeare Festival.