The Nelson region is famous for nurturing the arts, with a rich culture of artisans choosing to live and work in the area. Garin College is proud to offer a full range of courses in both the visual and performing arts.

Our curricullum includes courses in Dance and Drama, with a focus on performing and devising skills, group co-operation and participation, and Art courses that develop student skills in Design, Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking.

Garin holds an arts festival every year in which students have the opportunity to participate in activities including drama, singing, music, speech, poetry and comedy.
Garin is one of only a handful of schools offering Dance as a subject.
Music lessons are provided for year 9 students with the instrument of their choice free.

Club Garin – Arts

Club Garin Arts begins each year with a cultural Expo evening where students are introduced to Arts culture and activities.

Present Arts activities usually include Choirs, Ensemble music groups, Musical instrument tutoring, Wow Quest, Stage Challenge and our school Arts festival – Mahi Toi, Kapahaka, O’Shea Shield, Shakespeare, Theatre Sports, Improvisation, Dance Classes.

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