The Arts includes Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design.
The Arts enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally. Students are both artist and audience in the Arts. They make and respond and learn to appreciate the specific ways this occurs in different disciplines.
The Arts contributes to the development of confident and creative individuals and enriches Australian society. Students express, represent and communicate ideas in contemporary, traditional and emerging arts forms. In Dance, Drama and Music students explore the performing arts whilst in Media Arts, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design students explore the world of visual representation and expression.
The performing arts are taught by a specialist teacher. Students are taught to play a variety of musical instruments and develop the confidence to be creative, innovative, thoughtful, skilful and informed musicians. Students also develop skills to listen, improvise, compose, interpret, perform, and respond with intent and purpose. Students learn and practise new songs throughout the year culminating in the end of year Christmas concert.
The visual arts program in the junior classes supports students to make artworks using different materials, techniques and processes to express their ideas, observations and imagination. The students describe the artworks they make and view, and begin to form personal preferences to discuss art.
The visual arts program in the senior classes expands on the above, as students are extended to describe the influence that a variety of artworks and practices places on their art making. They describe how artworks that they make and view can be displayed to express and enhance meaning. Students describe and identify how ideas are expressed in artworks from different contemporary, historical and cultural contexts.
Students engage in 40 minutes of visual arts each week.