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Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Studying the creative arts, students learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform. Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Students must study 100 hours of both music and visual arts during Years 7 and 8. In Years 9 and 10 they also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in other art forms through elective subjects including drama, dance, photography and visual design. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

The Creative and Performing Arts Faculty (CAPA) is made up of several subject areas. Some are compulsory in year 7 and 8, however, they are only available as an elective on years 9 to 12.

These Subjects include:

  • Drama in Year 8
  • Drama as an elective in Year 9-12
  • Music in Year 7 & 8 then as an elective in Years 9-12
  • Visual Arts in Year 8 then as an elective in Years 9-12
  • Photography and Digital Media as an elective in Years 9-10
  • Photography, Video and Digital Media as a Board Endorsed Course in Year 11-12.
  • Visual Design offered as an elective in Year 9-12

The CAPA staff

The Faculty is staffed by a variety of skilled teachers trained in their specialised subject areas.

Ms Calabria as our Head Teacher and Music, Visual Arts and Photography teacher

Ms Russell as our Drama teacher

Ms Azizi as our Language teacher (French)

Mr Carden as our Music teacher

Ms Rachel Brewer