SPECIALIST PERFORMING ARTS

SPECIALIST PERFORMING ARTS

Our flagship Specialist Program in Performing Arts offers students the exciting opportunity to develop skills and creativity in Dance, Drama and Music.

Specialist Performing Arts Teachers:

Trevor Ghouse
Head of Learning Area The Arts

Melanie Fowler
Music Specialist

Sarah Humphreys
Drama Specialist

Natalie Edge
Dance Specialist

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. 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 College motto “Achieving Excellence Together”.  Our Performing Arts 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

Specialist Performing Arts flyer

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)
Options: Production and Design

Year 10 – Students can choose to participate in two or three 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)
CUA20215 Certificate II Creative Industries (Live Production)

SPECIALIST FEES

All specialist subjects have compulsory fees, these fees are payable on top of all other core elective fees and voluntary contributions. The 2021 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, Henry van Vugt, if you require confirmation of fees.

HOW TO APPLY

Students currently in Year 6 can apply for their entry year (Yr7).  Please download and complete the Specialist Application document, paper copies are also available at our College reception.  The audition process may be individual or in a group depending on State restrictions.  Please learn the Monologue & Song section attached in the application document.  Successful applicants will receive their acceptance letters shortly after their audition and will be required to complete an enrolment pack with supporting documents to be timetabled into their Specialist Program.

For general application enquiries, please contact Jade Brimmer 08 9234 3427.  For program information, please contact PA Co-ordinator, Natalie Edge on 08 9234 3400.

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

2022- 2023 Specialist PA & AFL Application Form

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