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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.

The Sheep (Gavin Hosnell) serenades Alice (Georgia Wilson)

Written and directed by Kuranui head of drama Juanita McLellan, assisted by Linda Voice, this colourful and lively … 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 >

May 272014
Kuranui Drama Goes Global

Senior Drama students at Kuranui College are setting out to explore the globe. The 20 students will travel to England, Scotland and France during the spring school holidays to visit theatres, museums, landmarks and Shakespeare’s world-famous Globe Theatre.

“This is a unique way for our students to gain credits towards … Read More >

Nov 012013
Kuranui Showcase of Dance, Music and Drama

Images from last week’s end-of-year review, a Kuranui Showcase of dance, music and drama.

Molly Hickling and Aislinn Norman performing Cambridge Thompson’s ‘Giving the Corsage”

Marlon Moala-Knox playing the Piano Accordian

Paris Mason sings ‘Royals’

Violinist Nathan Wride

Natalia Austin and Izabelle Brown take the lead in a devised drama

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Aug 282013
Kuranui to Host Inspirational Kiwi Play

Kuranui College, in partnership with the Kokomai Creative Festival, Wairarapa and PGG Wrightson, will be presenting Renee Lyons’ inspirational one-woman play ‘Nick: An Accidental Hero’.

Renee will take the audience through an incredible journey as she successfully weaves 12 years of a young man’s life, and the lives of those … Read More >

Jun 222013
Kuranui Stage Challenge performance Monday 24th June

Our incredible 8 minute Drama and Dance performance, involving 80 students, competing against nine colleges at the 2013 ASB Stage Challenge in Wellington would not have been possible without the tremendous help and support from the community and the businesses sponsoring us. We would like to thank the businesses … Read More >

Jun 202013
Culture Takes Centre Stage at Kuranui

Caucian Watene is greeted by Papawai Chairman Paora Ammunson during a Y9 overnight stay at the marae

“There isn’t one student at Kuranui this week who hasn’t been involved in some way or another in a cultural event at the college,” said Kuranui College Principal Geoff Shepherd. “We’ve had students … Read More >

May 302013
Kuranui Stage Challenge gets $2000 cheque from Rotary

Kuranui Head girl and Stage Challenge organiser Katrina Simmonds recently accepted a $2000 cheque from South Wairarapa Rotary member Gay Butler.

The generous donation from the South Wairarapa Rotarians has helped to pay for Friday’s transport of Kuranui’s team of 60 students who are performing at the ASB 2013 Stage … Read More >

Aug 312012
High School Magical - Sept 13-15

This year’s Kuranui College musical production, “High School Magical”, is a pantomime loosely based on the Cinderella fairy tale.

Cinderella moves to the South Wairarapa with her flirtatious step mother, popular sister, nerdy sister and her goth sister. When she starts at High School Magical, Cinderella is only interested … Read More >