The Arts






The Arts develop student’s sense of personal and cultural identity and equip them for lifelong involvement in and the appreciation of the Arts.  Students can study dance, drama, visual arts or music to develop creative skills, critical appreciation and knowledge of artistic technologies and techniques.








In the Visual Arts General course, students engage in traditional, modern and contemporary media and techniques within the broad areas of art forms. The course promotes innovative practice. Students are encouraged to explore and represent their ideas and gain an awareness of the role that artists and designers play in reflecting, challenging and shaping societal values. Students are encouraged to appreciate the work of other artists and engage in their own art practice.



Dramatic Storytelling

The focus of this unit is dramatic storytelling. Students engage with the skills, techniques, processes and conventions of dramatic storytelling. Students view, read and explore relevant drama works and texts using scripts and/or script excerpts from Australian and/or world sources. Through small-scale drama performances projects, students develop their voice and movement skills, explore the elements of drama, and study a range of theatre styles. In this unit, students are required to engage with the role of actor and one scenographer or designer role.

Drama Performance Events

The focus for this unit is drama performance events. Students participate in a public performance for an audience other than their class members. In participating in a drama performance event, students work independently and in teams and build on the skills and knowledge acquired in Unit 1. Students apply the creative process of devising and of interpreting Australian and/or world sources to produce drama that is collaborative and makes meaning. In this unit, students are required to engage with the role of actor and one scenographer or designer role.


For further explanation on course information, contact HOLA— Jovan Duricic or Teacher in Charge - Michelle Joyce

Phone 9621 6300 or email   or