CAPA at Mt St John’s –

At Mt St John’s, students have numerous opportunities, both in class and extra-curricular, to engage with Creative Arts. Each term, students study one strand of Creative Arts; e.g. Music, Drama, Visual Arts and Dance. Over the course of the year all students will have studied each strand. Students have the opportunity to engage with the arts as an extra-curricular activity.

The school has a choir which performs regularly in and around Dorrigo. In 2018, the choir placed 2nd at the Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod. We have a Craft Club that meets during lunch times. Items created in this club are sold at local Made in Dorrigo Day stalls, which goes toward supporting charity work we undertake as a school community.

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In Visual Arts, students develop knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes in making and appreciating by engaging with the concepts of ‘artists’, ‘artworks’, ‘the audience’ and ‘the world’.

In Music, students develop knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes in performing, organising sound and listening by experiencing musical concepts within a range of repertoire.

In Drama, students develop knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes in making, performing and appreciating by engaging with roles, dramatic contexts, elements and forms.

In Dance, students develop knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes in performing, composing and appreciating by engaging with the elements of dance through a range of contexts.