Waitara High School Music Department

Music is taken by all year 9 students in a six week option block in their first year at school. In year 10, students can chose to continue their studies and this leads on to the year 11 NCEA course. The school has a wide range of instruments that students can choose from including drum, guitar, bass and keyboard. A visiting music teacher takes group tutorials on these instruments. Students are also encouraged to write and record their own music compositions. Each year the school encourages the students to get involved with Battle of the Bands, Smokefree Rockquest and G-Taranaki among others. Check out the WHS Music Department Youtube channel by clicking on the button below for performances by the students involved with the department. The current teacher is Simon James.