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Performing Arts Academy

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The Performing Arts Academy program provides a creative and challenging curriculum to grow students’ artistic abilities.

The Performing Arts Academy program provides a pathway for students who are passionate about the Arts. In particular, the program caters to students who have a keen interest in Drama and Dance. It aims to extend students’ performance skills, as well as foster creativity and critical thinking. 

The enriched arts curriculum includes workshops, excursions and performances. Performing Arts Academy students are also encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities, such as the musical and Arts Showcase. This extended course also enables students to develop and refine their skills, knowledge and understanding of the Arts, which will benefit them greatly as they transition into the middle and senior phases of study. 

As well as the physical and emotional benefits that come with studying the Performing Arts, students will exercise their higher order thinking skills through analysis and evaluation.  Assessment is both practical and written providing students with opportunities to develop their written communication skills.  Students can choose to study the Arts throughout high school and multiple pathways open up in Senior to cater for students who want to progress to tertiary education.

The Arts are a vital part of our culture and curriculum.  A recent study by the University of Sydney found that ‘students who are involved in the arts have higher school motivation, engagement in class, self-esteem, and life satisfaction.’[1]  According to lead author, Professor Andrew Martin: “The study shows that school participation in the arts can have positive effects on diverse aspects of students’ lives.”Page ImageImage Caption

If you require any further information about the Performing Arts Academy class, please contact Hayley McFarlane, Head of Arts, on 07 55092572 or email hwils53@eq.edu.au​.


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Last reviewed 07 June 2019
Last updated 07 June 2019