Cultural Activities

Rutherford College offers many opportunities for students to become involved in cultural groups such as Kapa Haka, Samoan, African and Indian Dance Groups. Performances at assemblies and Polyfest are the highlight for our young people. 

Each year the school celebrates International Language week and hosts a Cultural Evening in the School Hall where visitors can sample food from around the world, participate in activities, competitions, raffles and games.

  • Improv Music Ensemble
  • Luv Music
  • Concert Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Rutherford - Liston Jazz Ensemble 
  • Competitions (Smokefree Rockquest, SUSO, New Found Sound etc)
  • A Capella chorus
Culture and Dance
  • Te Roopu Kapa Haka o Te Kōtuku
  • Komiti Pasefika
  • Tongan Group
  • Samoan Group
  • Tuvaluan Group
  • Indian Cultural Group
  • African Dance Group
  • Chinese Dance Group
  • German Dance Group
  • German Drama Group
  • Spanish and Latin America Group
  • RC by The Gate Group
  • Revive Salt & Light: Christian Group

  • German Goethe Exam Preparation
  • German Teaching
  • Chinese Group
  • Readers Cup
  • Library Monitors
  • International Language Week Committee
  • World Scholars's Cup
  • Animal Rights
  • Environmental Committee
  • Fairy Bread Club
  • PSSP - Peer Sexuality Support Programme
  • Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)
Student Leadership
  • ​Prefects
  • Peer Mentors
  • Cultural Committee
  • International Ambassador 
  • Student Council
  • My Mahi Rewards
  • Ball Committee
  • Peer Mediators
  • Te Kāhui Mana Māori (Māori Student Leadership Committee)
Art and Textile
  • Art Club
  • Textile and Multimedia Art
Games / Sports
  • Dungeons and Dragons/Board Games
  • Chess Club
  • ESports
Science & Technology
  • Brain Bee
  • Code Club
  • Stage Technical Crew