Stand Up, Stand Out is an initiative that gives young, aspiring entertainers the chance to take their first steps down the path of a career that could change their lives. Hundreds of secondary school students from all over Auckland take part in competitive heats and semi-final rounds.

Birkenhead College has a proud history of achievement in this musical showcase for the Auckland region, with past students being offered the chance to record their music in a professional studio, reaching the North Shore Finals, and being recorded live for television broadcast.