Strathfield South High School

Many Cultures, Common Values, One School

Telephone02 9642 4422

Emailstrathfies-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.

About the faculty

In creative and performing arts (CAPA), students discover a variety of art forms through a study of drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform.

The CAPA faculty is committed to assisting students achieve their personal best through a variety of creative mediums in music, drama, and visual arts.

The faculty aims to effectively communicate creative processes to students that will encourage greater interest in learning about the arts promoting awareness of other groups, cultures and times through their art, music and theatre.

Our course programs aim at helping students to build a sense of identity, learn more deeply through extended projects, promote collaborative relationships and develop active, environmentally  informed, self-perpetuating learners and citizens to connect with the local and global community

Students will have the opportunity to explore the arts in a safe environment that promotes student engagement and hands on learning.

Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Courses for study

Stage 4 subjects

  • Music
  • Visual arts

Stage 5 subjects

  • Music
  • Visual arts
  • Drama

Stage 6 subjects

  • Music (contemporary based)
  • Music (classical based)
  • Visual arts
  • Drama

Faculty focus areas

  • Continue to add resources to engage students fully in their learning.
  • Evaluate curriculum and continue to provide relevant teaching and learning experience for students.
  • Continue to improve HSC (Higher School Certificate) results for students to achieve to the best of their ability.
  • Further, promote the school through the community-based projects that bring 'the arts' community into the classroom.
  • Embed activities that engage gifted and talented students so they reach beyond their potential.

Our strategies

  • On-going evaluation of programs to embed literacy and numeracy into each lesson.
  • Engagement in learning through hands-on activity based learning opportunities.

Staff members

  • Ms Quintal¬†(Relieving Head Teacher)
  • Ms Maciel
  • Mr Clancy
  • Ms Letsios
  • Ms Lin
  • Ms McGrath
  • Ms Seo