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Merewether High School

Merewether High School

Scientia Ac Labore

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Creative arts

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

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 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.

Faculty Information

The Creative and Performing Arts faculty comprises Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Photographic & Digital Media. Music and Visual Arts are compulsory subjects in Years 7 and 8; and elective subjects are available for Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Photographic & Digital Media in Years 8, 9 and 10.

HSC courses are available in Drama, Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension and Visual Arts. All courses follow NSW NESA syllabuses. In all work there is a strong emphasis on practical tasks, a focus on literacy and numeracy, and the integration of technology.

The MHS performing ensembles include Concert Band, JAM Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble and Clarinet, Flute and Saxophone Quartets. Many students are involved in the regional choir, Hunter Singers, and the Hunter/Central Coast Regional Wind Ensemble.

List of subjects taught:

  • Drama
  • Music 1
  • Music 2
  • Music Extension
  • Visual Arts
  • Photographic & Digital Media

CAPA Staff:

Ms Kim Sutherland, Head Teacher CAPA

Ms Karen Gilbertson, Visual Arts TeacherĀ 

Mrs Rebekah McClure, Music Teacher

Ms Sienna Roxby, Visual Arts & Drama Teacher

Mrs Amber Watson, Visual Arts Teacher

Ms Alison Tenorio, Music TeacherĀ