The Arts



Year 7

Year 7 Students must complete an Arts subject for one semester.  Selections include a general arts co​urse (performing or visual arts units) or a specialist course (a choice of either Dance, Drama Extension Music or Visual Art). Students can also be part of extra-curricular activities such as our Instrumental Music Program. Year 7 students are also able to apply to be part of our Dance Academy and Drama Extension program. More information about this can be found on our Signature Programs page

Visual Arts

This course is comprised of a semester of a suite of arts subjects including Drama, Dance, Media or Visual Art.  This course is for students who are unsure of what they want to specialise in and want to explore a few art strands.  


Dance students study and perform dance genres including Contemporary, Modern, Jazz and Hip Hop. Our dancers work with others in the class to create, perform and learn to appreciate different styles of dance. Many students in this class perform at our annual Dance Night and at various competitions as part of our successful Dance Troupe. 


In Year 7 Music, students are taught skills on guitar, piano and drum kit. Then they use these skills to form rock/pop bands and perform in their own Battle of the Bands showdown. Students do not need to have played an instrument or know how to read music before choosing this subject.    

Drama Extension Program (DEP)

The Drama Extension Program is for Year 7 students who are passionate about drama and have previously been accepted into the course through an audition process. Students study classroom drama and participate in extension and extra-curricular program such as theatre sports, drama festival and drama night. Students of the DEP need to be committed, passionate and willing to perform in public. Students will continue this course into Year 8.

Beyond Year 7

A range of elective subjects are available in Years 8-12, where students have the opportunity to study the following subjects:

*Additional fees apply to all Senior Certificate Courses

Instrumental music 

Instrumental Music is a co-curricular program where individual and small group lessons work in conjunction with the regular school timetable. Our program includes: 2 Concert Bands, 2 Stage Bands, a String Ensemble and a Percussion Ensemble. These ensembles rehearse once a week, either before or after school. This program teaches persistence, commitment and team work skills and fosters the ability to work towards a long-term goal which is beneficial in all aspects of life. Many students successfully manage to fulfil their Instrumental Music commitments and pursue their sporting interests and are amongst our top achievers academically. *Additional fees apply to Instrumental Music

Dance Troupe

Dance Troupe is a co-curricular program offered before or after school and entry is by a successful audition process only. Dance Troupe students represent the school in major events including both Starbound and Gold Coast Dance Eisteddfods and “Danc’Ed in the Spotlight” showcasing all schools with Dance as curriculum. The Troupe also performs at various Arts events every year. The Dance Troupe program teaches essential life skills such as commitment, dedication and team work, while encouraging students to persistently work toward both personal and shared goals.
*Additional fees apply to cover for competition and costume costs

Last reviewed 02 June 2022
Last updated 02 June 2022