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Queen Shirl’e Composition Workshops

The Mangere College Performing Arts Department welcomed Queen Shirl’e today as she introduced students to a new initiative that she is delivering at the Mangere town centre library. Students will be given mentoring in composition, songwriting and invaluable music industry knowledge. Please note, parent/caregivers permission is required to attend. Please see Mr Pearson or Mr Euden for application forms.




Pathways to Performing Arts – 4 Week Programme

Composition workshops with Queen Shirl’e

When: Friday 3:30pm to 5pm, 2nd March, 9th March, 16th March and 24th March.

Where: Mangere Town Centre Library

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‘Effectively’ Band – SUSO 2017

The Mangere College Music Department is pleased to announce the involvement of the band ‘Effectively’ in this years Stand Up, Stand Out 2017 competition. The band performed in front of a wonderful audience at the Otara Music and Arts Centre today where they performed a cover of Six60’s – Forever.

Band members, (left to right) – Mele Palenapa, Criss Papau, Taua Tavioni, Joeta Fuimaono, Nicholas Ingram and Isaak Samoa.

Mangere College Gospel Band


Mangere College Gospel Band

The Mangere College Gospel Band performed for the first time at the annual Mangere College Performing Arts night to a wonderful crowd in the college’s auditorium.

The band has been rehearsing gospel songs including, Chasing Me Down and In Jesus Name by Israel Houghton, the latter of which they performed on the night. Band director Mr. Pearson and the Performing Arts Department look forward to their ongoing development and success for future events.

Google Classroom in Action


A group of year 9 music students working online, through google classroom.


Teachers have developed tasks through google classroom to enable students to see results as they finish their tasks, rather than having to wait to find out their results. Students are encouraged to explore these tasks at home to further develop the skills and knowledge they already have attained in the classroom.

Students can also ask for clarification of tasks or ask about class activities to have a greater understanding of what they are being asked. This enables students to take ownership of their learning and keeps record of their efforts, progress over time and helps teachers see their areas of greatest need. This is one of the many tools available to students at Mangere College and both staff and students are excited to see the learning environment adapt and improve.



Music Performances – Prize Givings

The following video is of Junior, Criss and Mary at the year 11 and 12 prize giving, 2016.

The following video is of Junior (Piano), Mary, Criss and Clarence at Mohan Patels farewell assembly, 2016.


Kristin School Biannual Exchange Term 4

The Kristin School and Mangere College Music Exchange was another great success with selected music students from both schools participating.

The students worked together well, rehearsing, learning new music together and within two hours presented a special performance in Kristin Schools outdoor octagon.

This is the third year of the exchange which has seen new and old friendships continue to develop. The students found inspiration in each other’s talents and shared new approaches to performance practice which was fantastic to see. Mr Opeloge Ah Sam (Kristin College), Mr Pearson (Mangere College).

The students involved were: Tearataua Tavioni, Criss Papau, Mary A Va’afai, Sasa Lelenoa, Joeta Taituave Fuimaono and Tonga Palenapa.

Music APO Concert – Auckland Town Hall


On Thursday 8th September, a group of Year 10 Music students took the opportunity to attend a Connecting with Music concert hosted by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) at Auckland Town Hall. It was presented by the renowned music educator, Richard Gill, who analysed and explored Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony. They were fortunate enough to have front row seats and were taken on a musical journey of exploration by the APO in all their glory. Gill’s narration and teachings captivated our students’ minds and provided much inspiration and ideas for when they come to compose and devise their own music.


This was the 2nd of 2 specialised concerts these students attended at this wonderful venue in the heart of the city. Many thanks go to the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for offering and facilitating this fantastic opportunity for our young people to further their wider Music Listening and experience such a prestigious live performance event.

The material discussed and performed relates to the Level 1 external standard which they will study in Year 11 Music.


MC Performing Arts Night – 1/6/16 – 5pm

The Mangere College Dance and Music Departments would like to welcome students, friends and whanau to join us on Wednesday the 1st of June at 5pm for our first Performing Arts Night of 2016.

There will be hot drinks and biscuits available to whanau to enjoy and entry is free.

All students performing will be working towards gaining their NCEA credits so we ask that the audience remains quiet during the performance and to please hold their applause until the end.

Many thanks for your ongoing support of our ākonga.

MC Performing Arts Night

APO Visit – Auckland Town Hall

On Thursday 19th May, 40 Year 10 Music Students had the great opportunity of going to Auckland Town Hall and attending a concert performed by the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra (APO). They got to hear world class musicians at work and also experienced the beautiful Auckland Town Hall venue in all its splendour.


Mangere College students enjoying the orchestras performance.

Mangere College students enjoying the orchestras performance.


The programme included Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, works by Beethoven, Mozart and Ravel as well as a piece written by the APO Rising Star Young Composer-in-Residence, Matan Franco, entitled Symphony Fantasia for Orchestra. The concert featured a performance by Liam Wooding on Piano who is currently studying towards a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Waikato. The Mangere College Music Department would like to openly thank the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra for organising such a wonderful event.

APO Performing at the Auckland Town Hall.

APO Performing at the Auckland Town Hall.

Kristin College Exchange

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Fakaalofa atu, Taloha ni, Ni sa Bula, Kam Na Mauri, Halo Olaketa, Ia Orana, Kia ora and warm greetings to all.

Our music collaboration with Kristin College has continued this year with our bi-annual Kristin College school exchange. On Tuesday 22 March Kristin College students visited Mangere College to work with our students to prepare and practice music which was then performed in front of a small audience at the Mangere Arts Centre.

We would like to thank the Arts Centre staff for their time, effort and the use of their resources.

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Kristin College and Mangere College students practicing for the performance.


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Kristin College and Mangere College students practicing for the performance.


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Kristin College students performing at the Mangere Arts Centre.

The Music department would like to extend a massive thanks to staff and students involved. We wish our exchange students all the best and we look forward to seeing them again in term three at Kristin College.


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