The college offers many opportunities for students to showcase the musician, actor, or dancer within them. Others choose to show their talents behind the scenes as the sound and light technicians, prop designers or costume and make-up artists.
The annual college musical is an immensely successful event, engaging students from Years 7 to 12 in a theatrical extravaganza. This year’s musical production was The Little Shop of Horrors, and other recent productions have included Grease and Funky Town.
A variety of other dance, drama and musical performances occur throughout the year at the college and external venues. All students studying music from years 9 – 12 are part of a band, quartet or ensemble with the expectation that they participate in public performances.
The College music program
The music programs are extensive, offering a range of musical experiences to students, with an emphasis on developing performance skills to a level of excellence.has been designed for both students with a serious interest in music and those who want to pursue music as a recreational pastime.
We ensure there are many opportunities for your child to participate in group performance, whether it be string and jazz ensembles, rock bands, stage bands, the concert bands or choral groups.
All students in year 7 and 8 participate in our classroom music program. Additionally many elect to participate in our extensive instrumental music program. This program operates within the school day. Students are withdrawn from normal classes, on a rotation basis.
Students from Year 7 to 12 may elect to be part of the extensive instrumental music program. All instruments are taught from strings, percussion, brass, woodwind and voice. Students are allocated a weekly lesson with a specialist teacher, and are organised to be part of an ensemble. Current ensembles include the concert band, stage band, string quartet, percussion ensemble, rock bands and choirs.
- Strings: violin, cello, double bass
- Woodwind: flute, oboe,clarinet
- Brass: trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba
- Percussion: drums
- Guitar: Bass, Acoustic & Electric
Students are able to experience and experiment with the full range of the visual arts: painting, drawing, photography, fashion design, multimedia, ceramics and film-making.
There is an annual Arts Show which exhibits student work from these different mediums, and is always a tribute to the impressive levels of our student’s creative expression.