SPECIALIST PERFORMING ARTS

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Our flagship Specialist Program in Performing Arts offers students the exciting opportunity to develop skills and creativity in dance, drama and music.

THE PROGRAM
In 1999 a significant feature of the college plan was to embark on a program of positive reinforcement and the development of strategic initiatives to raise the profile of the college within the local and wider community. Although this was a school wide initiative, by far the single most significant feature of the improvement in the college's profile and image, was the introduction of the Performing Arts Program. Acquisition of “Specialist” endorsement by the Department was recognition of the Program’s unique, innovative and ongoing commitment to excellence. Our Program continues to have a significant positive impact on the individual student, their families and the college community.

OUR PHILOSOPHY
The pedagogical goals behind the development of the Performing Arts Program reflect the Cecil Andrews motto “Achieving Excellence Together”. CAPA staff are driven by a passion for education and the significance of students achieving excellence together. This passion focused our attention on the need for students to be successful, confident and independent learners. At the heart of all Performing Arts activities and programs, is the promotion of the following core values, which are inextricably linked to the Australian Curriculum:

  • The quest for excellence
  • Self-development
  • Team building and trust
  • Mutual respect
  • The recognition of individual worth
  • Improved self esteem
  • Self-acceptance and respect of self
  • Respect and concern for the rights of others and their individual rights
  • Personal responsibility and responsibility to the group


LOWER SCHOOL PATHWAY

Year 7 – Students participate in all three specialist contexts

Specialist Drama
Specialist Dance
Specialist Music (SIM lessons on offer – guitar, bass, drums and/or vocals)

Year 8 – Students participate in all three specialist contexts

Specialist Drama
Specialist Dance
Specialist Music (SIM lessons on offer – guitar, bass, drums and/or vocals)

Year 9 – Students participate in all three specialist contexts

Specialist Drama
Specialist Dance
Specialist Music (SIM lessons on offer – guitar, bass, drums and/or vocals)

Year 10 – Students must specialize in a minimum of two specialist contexts.

Specialist Drama
Specialist Dance
Specialist Music (SIM lessons on offer – guitar, bass, drums and/or vocals)

Options:  Production and Design


SENIOR SCHOOL PATHWAY

Drama ATAR (Academic Prerequisites apply for entry)

Drama General

Dance ATAR (Academic prerequisites apply for entry)

Dance General

Certificate II Music (SIM lessons on offer – guitar, bass, drums and/or vocals)

Certificate II Live Production, Theatre and Events


SPECIALIST FEES

All specialist subjects have compulsory fees, these fees are payable on top of all other core elective fees and voluntary contributions.  The 2018 Specialist Performing Arts compulsory fee is $180.00 for the year in addition to all other school costs. A $90.00 deposit is required upfront when entering this program. Students will also be required to purchase specialist uniform and attend activities and events.  Please note that each year costs are reviewed and could differ.  Please contact Manager of Corporate Services, Susan Butler, if you require confirmation of fees.


HOW TO APPLY
Places in this Specialist Program are limited and students may only gain a place via application and audition. The audition date for 2019/2020 is set for Friday, 11 May 2018 (9:00am - 12:30pm). Students currently in Year 6 & Year 5 may apply for the 2019 & 2020 programs respectively. Students who cannot attend this trial MUST contact the college prior to the trial date so an alternative arrangement can be made. Successful applicants will receive their acceptance letters shortly after the trial.

Ready to apply? Please download, complete and submit the application with supporting documents to the school.


For more information, please contact:
Peter Fares - Specialist Performing Arts Program Coordinator
T: 08 9234 3400
E: peter.fares@education.wa.edu.au