Fiordland College has a bi-annual school production. Over half the students volunteer to participate (both on stage and behind the scenes) and the show receives fabulous community support. This event is a highlight in the school calendar. The last performance was called "Henry" and was a comic take on the life of Henry VIII.
Fiordland College has a reputation for being a formidable opponent in the Southland-wide debating competition. In recent years, the focus has been on Year 8 debating. This is a programme we initiated so that our younger students had an opportunity to develop their debating skills before entering the town circuit.
Speeches Year 7/8
Each year Fiordland College junior students participate in the Venture Southland Inter-school Speech Competition. Winners from each of the Year 7/8 classes compete against other local winners before going on to compete in the Southland competition. Our students have enjoyed success at this level with some becoming representatives to Youth Parliament.
The Music Department
Music is compulsory for all students in Years 7-9. Reading music and music appreciation are introduced and practical music-making includes singing and playing the recorder. Students are able to take Music at higher levels through our quality Distance Education programme. We are also fortunate to host visiting performers each year, giving all students the opportunity to experience high quality live musical experiences. In 2013 for example we hosted the New Zealand Ballet, Auckland Grammar School Choir, Art Roadshow and Ugly Shakespeare.
Students may opt into the Itinerant Music Programme, where they can learn to play a wide range of musical instruments. Lessons take place during school time, over Terms 1-4. At the conclusion of the year students perform in a recital to demonstrate their musical talent.