Middle Years Culture

Harnessing his passion, discovering hidden talents

As our students move into Trinity’s Secondary School, they are offered vast and varied cultural experiences – experiences where they can be creative, discover their own hidden talents and widen their knowledge of the arts. These offerings are largely focused on visual and performing arts with many stimulating opportunities across dance, drama, music and art.


Students at Trinity College can be involved with music during their entire student life at the College, whether it is in the classroom, in performing ensembles, in musical productions or in a combination of these activities.

In the Secondary School, tuition can be undertaken in all woodwind, brass, strings and percussion instruments as well as piano, classical and contemporary guitar, pipes and drums and pipe organ. The College is blessed to have a fine Baroque-style pipe organ in the Chapel, a harpsichord and a Fazioli piano.

The Secondary School College band program is a tiered structure of three concert bands: Wind Band, Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra. There is also a Middle School String Ensemble and Senior School String Orchestra, two jazz bands, a Pipes & Drums band and many chamber ensembles for woodwind, brass, strings, percussion, classical and contemporary guitar.

Our boys combine with girls from our sister school, Mercedes College, for the String Orchestra, String Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra.

There is a large choir program at the College which includes the Middle School Chorale and vocal ensembles.   


Dance plays a significant role in the culture at Trinity College. Guys in Groove (GIG) is the Secondary School dance group and our more elite dancers audition to be part of the more advanced group, Imperium. During the year, dance students showcase their skills through dance performances at our dance/drama showcase, Wakakirri Secondary Challenge, Catholic Performing Arts Festival and various Presentation Nights. In past years, both GIG and Imperium have received multiple awards for their dance productions. The dance is contemporary and athletic in nature and each original work features innovative ideas and exciting soundtracks. The College has recently offered Dance at a senior level, a rarity in an all boys environment.


Students are keen to be part of the Drama productions at Trinity, whether on stage or behind the scenes. The College puts on a production each year, with a drama musical every other year.

Drama electives are available from Years 7–9. The courses have practical and theoretical elements to them and are highly engaging for students interested in performance or aiming to improve their confidence, public speaking and presentation skills. 

Visual Arts

At Trinity College, art is compulsory for all students up to Year 8. Students can engage in varied studio art activities which may include painting, sculpture, ceramics, installations, printmaking, graphic design and multimedia.

The art courses are specifically designed to cater for individual student interests, allowing for students to communicate experiences, express their imagination and develop technical skills through art making. The visual arts courses aim to contribute to a sense of enjoyment, engagement and fulfilment in the lives of the boys.