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Villa Maria College has a proud history of

Musical excellence. Our Music Department

nurtures talent and produces students of

nationally recognised calibre. There are numerous

opportunities for girls to take part in musical groups

including the Vivace choir which continues to be one

of the top secondary school choirs in New Zealand,

recently winning GOLD at the National Big Sing

Competition. The school now boasts four choirs: the

prep choir (Years 7-8) the junior choir (Years 9-10),

Con Brio, which is our senior choir, and the newly

named Vivace which is our elite performance

choir.  Girls also have the opportunity to join the,

Jazz Combo, Instrumental Ensembles, Rock Band,

Orchestra and trainee Orchestra.

Group tuition is offered to students free of charge in

singing, string, woodwind and brass instruments. For a low

charge, students may also have tuition in drums/percussion

and keyboards. There are various opportunities to perform in

festivals and competitions.


The Villa Maria College Visual

Arts Department is a vibrant

and successful part of the Arts

Faculty. Our skilled staff are

renowned for their ability

to work with students to

consistently gain impressive

NCEA results. Girls from Villa

gain entry into prestigious

Fine Arts schools around the

country. Our modern visual

arts facility encompasses a

large open studio/teaching

space and a dedicated

exhibition room.