Extra-Curricular Activities

Arts and Culture

Naenae College encourages everyone to engage in cultural activities, the performing and visual arts. We are proud of the creative success our students achieve.

Get involved! Check out Kapa Haka and Polynesian Group, and other cultural activities on offer by checking the notices and talking to your Learning Advisor.


Outstanding Performing Arts facilities. practice rooms and recording studio.

  • Itinerant instrumental music program for individual and group lessons (priority given to NCEA Music Students)
  • A range of music groups including junior choir, senior choir, and Rockquest bands.

Opportunities for public performance in school shows and interschool competitions both regionally and nationally, including Smokefree Rockquest/Tangata Beats, NZCF Big Sing and Lion Foundation’s Songwriting competitions.

Drama, Debating and Speech

  • School and regional speech and debating competitions
  • Nga Manu Korero speech competitions
  • Pacific Language regional speech competitions
  • Sheilah Winn Shakespeare in Schools competition
  • School productions

Cultural Activities

Multicultural Day
Multi-Cultural Day is an annual celebration of the fantastic ethnic diversity of our school that includes national dress, a flag parade and staged cultural performances. Our annual Multi-Cultural day celebrates the richness and diversity of students’ ethnicity.

Proud history of performance by our Kapa Haka group who maintain an impressive record in the Nga Manu Kapahaka competitions.

Strong Polynesian Group who take part in festivals and cultural activities in the Wellington area.

“Multi-Cultural Day is when all the different kinds of ethnic groups come along together from Naenae College to share what they do as a culture. Each culture is different and it’s good to know some more about different ethnicities.

You get to see some extraordinary dances and performances on stage and other talents students want to share with us.

What’s good about this? You see Te whanau Tahi developing on stage leadership skills with other students in their performances. Also you see students in their groups sharing there ideas and cooperating and supporting each other on stage.

You will witness the many different flags held by other students who come to our school . Every one is the same in our own way at NNC – that’s why I think multi-cultural day is “One Family Day.”

Senior Formal

Naenae College Senior Formals are held at prestigious facilities within the Wellington area.  This year the venue for the Senior Formal is yet to be confirmed.

The senior formal is an occasion for students to dress up and feel glamorous for a night where everyone goes above and beyond in the effort they put into dressing for the event.

The event includes a dinner where various prizes are awarded by student vote.

The night is planned by a ‘Formal’ Committee comprised of students and staff.  Safety is at the forefront of this planning. Staff and prefects will be in charge of preparations for this exciting night.

Formals are managed and chaperoned on the night by staff and volunteer parents. Alcohol is strictly banned from these events.  All students will be travelling to and from the venue in buses provided.