Performing Arts

Performing Arts

A great emphasis is placed on students working collaboratively and cooperatively together as ensembles, ensuring a supportive environment where confidence is grown through participation.

Students are encouraged to take risks personally and creatively, as they unlock their inner child and rediscover the ridiculous and the absurd. Students are  also encouraged to observe and reflect on their creative process, discussing and expressing opinions about their own and others’ skills, as they are encouraged to become active audience members.

Our courses develop the imagination of the child, build confidence through spontaneity, whilst allowing students to discover themselves as creators and most importantly, as individuals.

  • Building essential life skills – confidence, self-awareness, rhythm, learning about human nature and the human condition
  • the importance of Story-telling and self-discovery through play
  • Our drama classroom expectations are essential life skills – collaboration, cooperation, team-work and most importantly participation
  • A strong sense of belonging is created in the drama classroom as students are encouraged to take risks in a safe environment
  • Freedom to explore the social and political climate that young people find themselves in today and use the stage to explore and respond to their experiences
  • Challenged to think creatively and symbolically giving student works meaning and depth
  • Challenging conventional ideas and encouraging students to explore the depth of humanity
  • To evaluate the world in which they exist and challenge it

Performing Arts Experiences

  • At senior level 10-12 students visit Melbourne several times to attend a variety of theatre productions at prominent play houses, such as The Arts Centre, The Malthouse Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company
  • At the end of Semester 1 and 2 year 11 and 12 students showcase student theatre, including ensemble and solo performances
  • Students study a range of theatrical styles and theories from the modern era – Naturalism, Theatre of Cruelty, Theatre of the Absurd, Poor Theatre and Epic Theatre
  • At the end of Semester 1 and 2, the year 10 Drama class presents a play devised entirely by the students. The teacher facilitates the play-making process and guides students to construct and develop an original piece of theatre.