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Drama helps us to make sense of the world and find our place in our community. It celebrates and explores our heritages and helps us to prepare for the future by challenging us to explore the attitudes and beliefs of characters from other worlds. Through drama, students develop a deep understanding of themselves and others. Westlake offers Drama from Year 9 all the way through to Year 13. Students learn how theatre is created, its role in history and its transformative power. Students create their own drama from a variety of stimuli, rehearse scripted work, and make rich contributions to group projects.

Co-curricular drama opportunities include: The annual joint production with Westlake Boys High School, theatresports, and the University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. These all offer vertical integration, the opportunity for senior students to mentor and guide juniors, and the chance to perform for a public audience and work alongside students from other schools.

2023 School Productions:

Into the Woods Musical will be performed in Week 1 of Term 3 at Westlake Boys

As You Like It Play will be performed through Week 2 of Term 3 at Westlake Girls Events Centre