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'The purpose of the work, be it story or music or painting, is to further the coming of the kingdom, to make us aware of our status as children of God, and to turn our feet toward home' - Madeleine L'Engle


Performing arts – drama, music, dance – can be found throughout every year at the College,
both in and out of class.

For Primary students, what they learn in the arts curriculum they put into practice in a production such as Shrek or Peter Pan every other year. In the off-year a series of creative arts workshops gives students the option to explore drama, musical theatre, dance, or even film.

The workshops run one afternoon a week over the course of term three, and they culminate in a Creative Arts Festival at the end of the term. Complete with sausage sizzle, of course…

For Secondary students, curriculum subjects such as Studio Art, Visual Communication, and Fashion allow a student to explore their creative side within a specific medium, while subjects like Music and Drama focus on the student and their own performance capabilities.

During our annual Creative Arts Week, students take part in a range of artistic disciplines, group challenges, competitions and workshops. A theme is given out early in term two, and when the last week of term arrives, the students work in their House groups to produce and perform their own self-written plays.

They direct their own scripts, make costumes, sets, and props, as well as dance, act, and perform their own music. It’s a unique opportunity for students to work together across all Secondary year levels to celebrate creativity, community and imagination.

The annual Secondary school production aims to bring out the very best in the students. Whether it’s a light-hearted musical comedy such as Mary Poppins, or a serious play such as Romeo and Juliet, the show is a highlight of the school calendar and a favourite with families. Performing in a professional theatre, students take part as actors, singers, dancers, musicians, or in the backstage crew - so there’s always somewhere to get involved. The high quality of our productions has been recognised over several years, receiving multiple nominations and awards in the prestigious Music Theatre Guild and Youth Lyrebird Awards, including Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Choreography, and Judges Award.

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