Drama helps students develop important transferable skills which can be utilised in many areas of work and recreation. Drama students become more confident and capable as communicators. They are empathetic to others and can work constructively in a team situation. They can meet deadlines and use time effectively. They have to improve memory and research strategies. They explore ideas and issues in depth and learn to see things from someone else’s point of view. Drama can lead to jobs in the theatre, film or television; journalism or broadcasting; teaching, writing and any work where it is necessary to interact positively with other people.


Subjects can be viewed from our curriculum page.

Extra Curricular Activities

School Production

We have a major school production every two years. This is open to all students from Year 7 to Year 13. Main roles are filled by audition but anyone who wishes to take part will be included. It is a great opportunity for students to combine across year levels and work together towards a goal. Students often form lasting friendships through this experience, as well as developing skills in voice, movement, time management and the use of technologies.

Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

We enter a group in this  annual festival. It is open to any Year 9 -13 student who is interested in finding out more about Shakespeare and getting involved in a regional event.

Stage Challenge

Every year students can take part in the Smokefree Stage Challenge where 
they work to design, choreograph and perform a themed dance/drama. This is run by senior students with the help of a liaison teacher. It is another chance to work across age levels and it provides a scaffold for developing leadership skills.

Theatre Sports

These are drama games and activities which are run weekly during our long lunchtime. It is open to students throughout the school. Students can choose to participate as a performer or as a member of the audience. It helps develop storytelling, imagination, teamwork and is a lot of fun.

Head of Department:  Judith Laube

Contact details:  judith.laube@kvc.school.nz or telephone 453 6035.


Participation Respect Inquiry Diversity Environment

500 Kaikorai Valley Road
Dunedin, New Zealand
Tel +64 3 453 6035
Fax +64 3 453 1602