St George Hospital School

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Creative arts

Creative arts is mandatory for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. 

Visual arts

The school has continued its strong focus on providing students with quality learning programs in visual arts. As well as extending skills in visual arts, these programs are highly engaging and provide opportunities for co-operative learning, socialisation and development of self-esteem. For students who are experiencing emotional problems or physical discomfort, such activities are often able to shift the focus of their attention on to more positive experiences.

A specialist art teacher is employed one day per week to support this program.

The following information is general information related to creative arts programs in public schools.

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