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Arts Achievements

The arts play a key role at St Margaret’s, encouraging diversity, generating confidence and nurturing talent. The result is significant achievements across all area of the arts and performing arts. In 2018, these included:

  • New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Symphony Orchestra: four members 2018
  • Canterbury Senior Debating Champions 2018 and Best Speaker, two representatives in Canterbury team for Nationals 2018
  • Battle of the Stars Dance Competition – second place and invitation to compete in World Championships in the UK
  • Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Competition – Most Effective Design, Most Promising Student Directors, Best Comedy Scene, Best Communication with the Audience, Best Student-Directed Piece in regional competition. Best Comedy, Best Student-Directed Ensemble and Most Convincing On-Stage Connection at nationals
  • National Youth Brass Band selection
  • National Secondary Schools Brass Band selection
  • National Youth Orchestra selection
  • Junior Percussion National Champion
  • Big Sing Regionals – Outstanding Performance of a Romantic Piece, Outstanding Performance by a First Time Big Sing Choir, Outstanding Performance of a New Zealand Composition, Outstanding Performance of a Contemporary Art Composition and joint winners of the University of Canterbury Award for Best Performance of a New Zealand Work.
  • Big Sing Nationals – silver
  • Rockquest Song Writing Award
  • New Zealand Hip Hop Nationals – 1st in Junior Small Crew Division qualifying for Worlds
  • Chamber Music Contest Regional Finals – Adjudicators’ Award
  • Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival – two representatives in Special Orchestra
  • New Zealand Highland Dance Company – two representatives
  • New Zealand Highland Dance Nationals – third place U16
  • PACANZ National Young Performer of the Year finalist
  • Top mark in New Zealand in ACT Trinity Speech & Drama exams
  • SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company 2019
  • Junior Theatresports runners up