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Pittwater High School

Pittwater High School


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Creative arts

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Studying the creative arts, students learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform. Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Students must study 100 hours of both music and visual arts during Years 7 to 10. They also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in other art forms through elective subjects including drama, dance, photography and visual design. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

The Creative And Performing Arts (CAPA) faculty run by a dedicated team who specialise in a diverse range of creative disciplines including artmaking, music, performance, drama and photography. Students are provided with high quality learning experiences that support and challenge them to achieve their full creative potential.

Creative Arts programs at Pittwater high School provide opportunities for students to enjoy creative learning experiences whilst developing skills in both the classroom and in extra curricular areas. Through their experiences they develop a close bond with students from all years, working together with staff to produce high quality, innovative works in all areas.

Creative learning opportunities in Year 7 and Year 8

Students are actively involved in Visual Arts and Music classes during Years 7-8. They also have the opportunity to continue to develop their skills in Drama. Before school, students can participate in Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Stage Band and/or Brass Ensemble.

Creative learning opportunities in Year 9 and Year 12

Students can select to take our subjects as electives from Year 9 – 12. Subjects offered include:

  • Drama
  • Music
  • Photographic & Digital Media
  • Visual Arts

Creative and performing arts facilities

The creative and performing arts (CAPA) faculty is well-equipped to provide students with high quality, contemporary learning experiences via:

  • 3 spacious art rooms
  • a computer lab with fine art printing facilities
  • 2 music rooms
  • a drama room
  • Interative Whiteborad (IWB) facilities
  • industry standard software
  • high resolution digital cameras and video recorders