The thriving musical tradition that has existed throughout the school's history is evident today through the students' successes both as individual musicians and members of our current ensembles.
We are proud of our history of excellence in Music, which is an integral part of our culture and has an active profile across our school and in the broader community. We offer students a wide variety of co curricular musical experiences delivered by a highly skilled team of professionals.
The staff includes three teachers and five ensemble directors.
Students are able to take part in a range of music performance groups:
- Concert Band
- Stage Band
- Jazz Band
- String Ensemble
- Senior Vocal Ensemble
- Junior Vocal Ensemble
- Junior, Intermediate and Senior Percussion Ensembles
- Junior and Senior Guitar Ensembles
- Year 7 Massed Choir
- Year 12 Massed Choir
The Dramatic Arts has a strong reputation and all boys engage with Drama as a subject in Year 8, and elective classes in Stage 5 and 6. Our students are encouraged to express their creativity and individuality. Self-confidence, motivation and self-esteem are developed through the devising, workshopping, rehearsing and performing of individual and collaborative works. Through the collaborative nature of the elective, we encourage our students to explore social, cultural, ethical and spiritual beliefs and celebrate diversity.
Students in our HSC course perform at a high level in their Group Devised and Individual Projects, with nominations and performances at Onstage.
Our Junior Drama Ensemble takes place before school each week and provides an opportunity for boys to enhance their skills and creativity, and culminates in a performance at the end of each year.
Drama is taught in a drama studio equipped with AV-technology and video/film-making facilities.
Students can take part in Drama groups:
Drama Performance Evening
Junior Drama Ensemble
Visual Arts Faculty offers an exciting curriculum and gives students a broad understanding of art from a contemporary perspective. The practical components of all courses focus on techniques, encouraging experimentation and self-expression using a variety of media. The Visual Arts faculty caters to the 21st Century learner by incorporating a range of teaching strategies and ICT resources. Visual Arts is celebrated through an annual exhibition and the nomination, selection and exhibition of HSC works at Art Express.
Students are able to develop their creativity further through engagement with:
- Art Exhibition
- Visual Arts Gifted & Talented Program
- Panorama school magazine
- Photographpher of the Month Competition