All girls from Years 7 to 9 study Music as part of the curriculum. Performance and contemporary music courses are offered as an option to girls in Years 9 and 10. Music is also offered for NCEA levels 1-3, and for scholarship. Our NCEA music results are consistently well above the average for New Zealand and several girls have been successful in obtaining music scholarships.

Girls are able to engage in the study of music at many levels. Opportunities are available for instrumental and vocal performers, composers, and songwriters; for the classical musician through to the jazz and contemporary musician and for girls with an interest in music through to the very able musician.

To support and enhance our Music curriculum programme, Rangi offers a wide range of co-curricular programme including: Resolutions, Junior Chorale, Barbershop ensembles, Rangi SinfoniaJazz Band and Jazz Combo, Chamber Music groups, Rangi Playerspercussion, flute and recorder ensembles and rock bands.

Girls regularly perform as soloists or in groups at assemblies and services, in school productions and concerts, as well as at regional and national competitions.

Stellar Programme

Launched in August 2016, the Stellar Programme has a vision to nurture and grow exceptional musical talent.

Rangi Ruru will deliver an innovative school music programme within a personalised learning environment. Stellar Scholars will have the opportunity to foster life-long learning and engagement in and through music while benefiting from the full academic, sporting, creative and cultural based programme offered by Rangi Ruru.

The Stellar Programme:

  • Offers a number of new music scholarships and grants
  • Enhances the current music programme with further opportunities to learn through additional workshops and masterclasses
  • Invites local, national and international talent to mentor and inspire.

Patron, Dame Malvina Major says:

“A programme such as this inspires students to do their best and strive to achieve excellence. Having access to like-minded musicians, who are leaders in their field, is incredibly valuable, helping a student to grow their musical talent.”

For further information on the Stellar Music Programme or Scholarship opportunities, contact Director of Music, Janet Kingsbury on +64 3 983 3735 or

Music Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded for music excellence and are available for entrance in Years 7 and 9. Click here for further information.

Itinerant Music Programme

Tuition in a wide range of instruments (including orchestral, rock and jazz instruments), keyboard (piano, jazz piano, electronic keyboard and pipe organ), voice (both classical and contemporary) and composition is available to all girls.  Specialist and well regarded music teachers tutor on a one-to-one basis and the programme supports and enhances both our curricular and co-curricular music programmes. Speech and drama lessons are also offered as part of this programme.

Click here for the full list of music staff.

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