Drama as a course for study is a significant part of College life. Drama is offered as a subject in Years 9 – 12. A syllabus requirement is that Drama students perform in and view a range of dramatic productions. These excursions and performances are organised at class level and occur throughout the school year.
Music is a compulsory subject for all students in Years 7 and 8, an elective in Years 9 and 10 and offered as a HSC course in Years 11 and 12.
Music tuition is available through the College covering a range of instruments with piano, guitar, drums, trumpet, vocal, piano, saxophone being the more popular choices. The Creative & Performing Arts Leader of Learning, Ms Carolyn O’Brien, oversees this program.
Performance opportunities are available through the College Bands and Ensembles. The College Band tours each year and compete in various competitions and Eisteddfods. Mr Rod Herbert leads rehearsals and performances for the Senior Concert Band, the Percussion and Guitar Ensembles and the Marching and Jazz Bands.
Our annual College Musical is held each June. Auditions for students are held at the beginning of the school year with rehearsals taking place during Term 1 and Term 2 culminating with the show at the end of Term 2. There are three evening performances and tickets go on sale at the beginning of Term 2.
Cultural Arts Week
Each year in Term 3, the College hosts its annual Cultural Arts Week where various artistic activities take place. The climax of the week is the Spring Soiree where various musical and dramatic performances are showcased and our HSC Visual Arts students exhibit their Body of Work.
The Visual Arts classroom is a vibrant teaching and learning environment where students are engaged with developing their artistic practice in a range of media from Year 7 to Year 12. There are opportunities to be involved in art competitions and there is great excitement with the Draw Off Competition during Cultural Week.
Photographic and Digital Media
The students explore their passion for photography, digital media and film making in this subject in Years 9 and 10. The students have the opportunity to enter competitions and share their talents with the College community with their photographic and film making skills.
Year 8 CAPA Workshops
Each year in Term 3, the Creative and Performing Arts offer Year 8 students a two day workshop in creating and performing. Students can select from drama performance skills, mixing and creating their own music using technology, creating murals, photography, clay and printmaking.