Visual Art provides students with the opportunity to enjoy the making and studying of art. Students gain a greater understanding of the Visual Arts by exploring various forms of media when making works and through critical analysis of art in both the contemporary and historical world.
- about making different kinds of works in 2D, 3D and 4D forms
- how their interests and ideas can form the basis of their artmaking practice
- about the study of art and artist’s practice
- how art is shaped and influenced by different beliefs, values and meanings.
All students study Visual Art in Years 7 and 8 (Stage 4), and have the option to elect the subject in the middle school years (Stage 5). Preliminary courses are offered in Visual Art, Ceramics and Photography, as well as in the High School Certificate year of study.
All courses are differentiated and tailored to suit the interests of the class.
Ceramics is offered as an elective course in Preliminary and HSC years of study, as a non ATAR subject. Students will build on previous knowledge and experiences with clay from Stage 4 in Visual Arts.
Photography is offered as an elective course in Preliminary and HSC years of study, as a non ATAR subject.
Students will learn about wet photography and darkroom practice, as well as digital media, photo manipulation and animation/ video.
Music provides students with opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and experience to develop into musically sensitive and capable individuals.
The course helps build their capacity and desire to perform, read, compose and appreciate all forms of music, with a strong emphasis on the use of technology for composition.
Students can extend their skills and musical talents with instrument tutorials and by joining the school band, who performs regularly at school events and in the wider community.
In Years 7 and 8, all students study Music. In Years 9 and 10 students can elect to study the course, as is the same for the Preliminary and High School Certificate years.