Each year we see incredible messages shared on the Showquest stage showcasing Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Culture & Technology from students across the motu. Student-led performances showcase a range of powerful as well as more light-hearted themes, which have included - women's rights and the suffrage movement, choosing alternatives to fast fashion, the history of Radio Hauraki and pirate radio, phases of Maramataka - the Māori lunar calendar, celebrating our essential service workers and so many more!
Showcasing these themes onstage brings together groups of up to 100 students per school to collaborate, plan, practice and perform - developing students' leadership, teamwork and confidence. Rangatahi may be just 17% of the population, but they are 100% of our future! (MYD Youth Plan).
Being involved in Showquest has a range of benefits for rangatahi, schools, whānau and the wider community.
For whānau and community
For supporters and partners
"Our kids and team had a blast! The kids enjoyed the whole experience of it all. Rangikura will definitely be entering again next year! Also thanks for the clear comms, it’s been a big help during our weeks of prep! Our kids are so blessed to have this opportunity to step out of their comfort zones while having fun at the same time. The team at Rangikura are all very grateful!"
"Thank you and the organisation for persevering through such a tricky year and making all that learning possible for the students! It was such an easy process on our side - super organised and great communication, heaps of support offered, and you guys rocked."
"On behalf of Orewa College I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything over the past two days. Both our teams had an amazing time and every contact our students had with one of your team members just left them buzzing. Of course, we love the acknowledgement of the awards at the end, but for us the biggest benefit is the experience. Being there on the day, in a proper theatre, amongst other schools, working with professional theatre staff, and performing to a huge audience are just invaluable opportunities for our performers."
"Thanks for yet another incredible event. You guys keep getting better and better and the amount of communication and professionalism is amazing. Thanks to you and everyone on the team it has been a pleasure to be a part of Showquest right from the start. We can't wait for next year!"
"Showquest is an amazing opportunity that allows students with all different talents to work together to create a project that we are all passionate about. Having friendly staff at Showquest helps build the positive creative energy students thrive off."
"Showquest provides an amazing opportunity for students to showcase their passion and talent in a variety of artforms. It was such a new, challenging and fulfilling experience for us as we explored the intersections of dance, music, film and wearable art. Our leadership and collaboration skills were also developed in the process. The event organisers were always supportive of us and I honestly can't wait to craft another entry for next year!"