Our Programs

Rothesay Netherwood School has a broad and diverse program for Music, Drama, and Visual Arts.
The RNS Arts program provides our students with a diverse range of opportunities that foster creativity and develop inquiring minds. Through music, drama, visual art and design, students are encouraged to take risks and develop their own voices through artistic expression. Our qualified instructors bring the arts to life, inspire students, and ignite creative passions that will last a lifetime.

RNS offers many academic arts programs starting in Middle School with drama, engineering and design, music, and visual art. These Middle School options develop collaborative, flexible, and creative skills and build a solid foundation for our students. In Senior School, students have the opportunity to further develop these skills through a variety of courses including IB Music and IB Visual Art.

All students also have the option to be a part of our rich co-curricular arts program. They may choose to explore their creative talents by singing with the choir or Glee Club, performing with an ensemble, acting on stage, or working on a visual piece in Art Club.

RNS offers an Arts education that develops higher level critical thinking and communication skills, cultivates cultural awareness, and promotes self-expression and reflection as a pathway to individual self-discovery.

Students in the Middle School partake in an Arts Cycle program that allows them to experience all of these areas as well as an Engineering & Design program.

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Chrissy Chetley

    Chrissy Chetley 

    Head of the Arts; Visual Art Teacher (Middle, Senior and IB Program)
  • Photo of Dayna Ellis

    Dayna Ellis 

    Middle School Program Leader / French / Spanish / Drama Teacher /Gr. 8 Homeroom
  • Photo of Nicholas Gummeson

    Nicholas Gummeson 

    Music, English, Discovery Teacher
  • Photo of Katelyn MacMackin

    Katelyn MacMackin 

    Head of English
  • Photo of Millie O'Brien

    Millie O'Brien 

    English, Drama Teacher
  • Photo of Andrea Paddock

    Andrea Paddock 

    Associate Faculty, English Teacher / Houseparent, Kirk House

Festival of Arts

The RNS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS was a new initiative in the fall of 2017 designed to promote the Arts among youth in New Brunswick. Over the course of two days, participants have the opportunity to take part in workshops and demonstrate their skills in a showcase and gallery presentation. Each year, professional instructors offer more than 30 different workshops in Drama, Art, Music, and Dance. The first day of the festival culminates with a coffee house and art battle. Workshops continue on day two and wrap up with a closing ceremony. The festival also provides students with an opportunity to meet university representatives and to learn more about Fine Arts programs offered throughout the Maritime provinces.

The 2019 workshops included graphic design, textiles, pottery, aboriginal art, pastels, drawing, song-writing, choral singing, harmonizing, music composition, instrumental music, acting, directing, improv, musical theatre, stage combat, hip hop, Irish dance, tap, jazz and more!