"The school is moving into a new chapter..." – John Knight, Principal


EXCEL is New Zealand’s largest Christian-based school of performing arts offering a unique performance based course in music, dance and drama. This year we are offering for the very first time the NEW Level 4 New Zealand Certificates in Dance, Drama or Music All courses are NZQA approved and entry into the school is by audition.

EXCEL prides itself on the calibre of its tutors who are industry professionals. With small classes, there is attention given to each student’s learning programme to ensure success. The practical nature of the course means students have maximum opportunity to apply what they learn in the context of the contemporary music, dance and drama styles of today. We also offer selected first year graduates the unique opportunity to tour New Zealand as part of their second year course.

Entry to the school is by audition and these are coming your way for the 2019 intake.

Fill out the online audition form or phone the school office 09 827 7327