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Kurri Kurri High School

Kurri Kurri High School

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Creative, Performing Arts and Language - CAPAL - has a focus on fostering creativity, independent thinking and opportunities to flourish in the Arts through engaging future focused programs.

“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment, it fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones”

Subject Overview

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 study Music, Visual Arts and Languages as part of their mandatory study in Year 7-10. They also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in other forms through elective subjects. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

Faculty Goals

  • guide students in skill development in dance, drama, music and visual arts that leads to curiosity
  •  provide students with the opportunity to explore and experiment with creativity and innovation
  • support students in accepting mistakes are part of the creative process, and that many drafts and rehearsals leads to refinement and confidence
  • immerse students in authentic experiences to engage depth of understanding and enrichment of learning

Staff introductions

Mrs Kidd – Head Teacher

Miss Bailey – Music

Mr Browning – Music

Miss Davis – Visual Arts

Ms Lewis – Languages and Dance

Stage 4: 

Visual Arts - Students will study and examine the traditional, contemporary, and evolving visual norms present in artworks of various styles and compositions. These encompass a range of conventions, including visual elements, composition, and style.

Music – In Music, students learn about performance, composition and listening through a variety of projects. Students begin with Bucket Drumming, before continuing to develop their performance and reading skills. Stage 4 finish out the year creating their own rock bands to learn a song with an opportunity to audition for the end of year MADD night.

Italian – In Italian students will learn to introduce themselves, talk about their hobbies and personal lives by developing their listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in Italian. They will learn to talk about the weather and plan and organise a party exploring various Italian foods.

Key Events/Highlights: Bucket Drumming, MADD Night, Mini MADD, Clay Making, Italian Pen Pal, Soccer Gala Day.