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Apr 112019
Kuranui through to Shakespeare National finals

Kuranui College is once again through to the National finals of the University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival after winning the 15-minute scene in the Wairarapa Regional heat last night.

Performing The Tempest to a full house, the students explored the power relationship between Prospero and Ariel.

Hayden Tankersley … Read More >

Oct 292018
All aboard the RNZN Pinafore with Kuranui College

RNZN Pinafore set sail with singing, dancing, live music and with a wonderful exhibition of acting at Kuranui College this week.

This highly-energetic show was revamped from the original HMS Pinafore script and updated to include social commentary on the world we live in today.

“The decision to update HMS … Read More >

Oct 182018
All the world’s a stage

Kuranui College student AJ Southey has achieved another milestone by being selected to attend the Globe in London next year.

AJ plus 47 other high school students from around the country, descended on Dunedin for the National Shakespeare Schools Programme week. Run by the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand Young … Read More >

Oct 172018
School production – "RNZN Pinafore"

“RNZN Pinafore” is Kuranui’s take on the traditional musical, with all the songs you love…

Three performances only … so make sure you don’t miss out!

Matinee performances on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 at 12:30pm and one evening show on Thursday 25 at 7:00pm start. $5 on the door.… Read More >

Aug 092018
Kuranui College wins inaugural Showquest Competition

Kuranui College were crowned inaugural winners of the Showquest Wellington final at the Opera House on Tuesday night.

The performance team of 60 students was led by Kuranui Year 13 student, A.J Southey, who composed and crafted a piece based around the Maori Battalion and Mehaka Rewi. “My great-grandfather fought … Read More >

May 162018
Acting up at Kuranui College

The first thing you notice about Kuranui’s Teacher in Charge of Performing Arts, Juanita McLellan, is her laugh and her smile. The second is the way the students flock to her like moths to a flame.

Her rapport with students is obvious and you can tell she cares deeply for … Read More >

Apr 132018
Kuranui College qualifies for Shakespeare Nationals

Once again Kuranui College have outdone themselves by winning the five-minute student directed scene at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival with their production of Coriolanus.

This means they will represent Wairarapa at Nationals held in Wellington over Queen’s Birthday weekend. “I’m so proud of them,” said Juanita McLellan, Head of … Read More >

Jun 122017
Kuranui Students take the Lead

Kuranui College students were once again awarded the coveted Student Leadership Award at the recent Stage Challenge competition held at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua.

Out of a strong field of 16 schools from the Greater Wellington region, Kuranui came out on top for leadership. This is the only award … Read More >

Apr 142017
Kuranui win a place at Shakespeare Festival finals

Kuranui students tackled the rarely-performed ‘Pericles: The Prince of Tyre’ to win a place in the national finals of the 26th Sheilah Winn Festival of Shakespeare in Schools.

Adapting the Shakespearian drama to fit modern times proved to be a winner for the senior drama students. Alexander Southey (Pericles), Grace … Read More >

Aug 292016
"Alice Through the Looking Glass" wins fans

Kuranui College’s production of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ has been hailed as one of the best productions the college has produced to date.

Written and directed by Kuranui head of drama Juanita McLellan, assisted by Linda Voice, this colourful and lively show was designed to appeal to all ages … Read More >

Aug 232016
Alice Through the Looking Glass 23-27 August

Kuranui presents “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, a fabulous and colourful show full of family-friendly fun!

Opening matinee on Tuesday 23rd of August at 1.30pm – free to elderly, mums or dads with little ones, and homeschooling kids.

$5 tickets for:
7.30pm Thursday 25th August
7.30pm Friday 26th August… Read More >

Jun 122016
Kuranui College excels at drama festival

Nathan Crombie has coverage in the Wairarapa Times Age of drama students from Kuranui College excelling at the national finals of the SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival 2016 in Wellington at the weekend.

Head of Kuranui College arts Juanita McLellan said a crack squad of more than … Read More >

Aug 072015
Kuranui's "South Pacific"

Kuranui College’s production this year is Roger & Hammerstein’s ‘South Pacific.’

This fun-filled musical is set on an island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Thor Elley and Keziah Stonnell play lead characters Emile De Becque and Nellie Forbush respectively, with appearances from Walter Barber as Lieutenant Cable, … Read More >