Merewether High School

Scientia Ac Labore - Success through knowledge and application.

Telephone02 4969 3855

Emailmerewether-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Creative Arts

... an education rich in arts maximises opportunities for learners to engage with innovative thinkers and leaders…vital to students’ success as individuals and members of society ...

MCEETYA AND CULTURAL MINISTER’S COUNCIL 2007

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. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

Goals

  • guide students in skill development in 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

Ensembles / Clubs

  • concert band
  • percussion ensemble
  • art club
  • string ensemble
  • vocal ensemble
  • jam ensemble
  • saxophone quartets
  • flute quartets
  • clarinet quartets

Our Team

  • Ms Alison Tenorio HEAD TEACHER
  • Ms Karen Gilbertson VISUAL ARTS
  • Mrs Rebekah McClure MUSIC
  • Ms Sienna Roxby VISUAL ARTS & DRAMA
  • Mrs Amber Watson VISUAL ARTS
  • Ms Charissa Ferguson MUSIC

Student Achievement

  • Artexpress 2020 Inclusion
    • Abbie Barr
  • Artexpress 2020 Nominations
    • Pepita Barton
    • Teia Bradbury
    • Maya Cox
    • Josef Milan
  • First Class 2020 Inclusion
    • Pepita Barton
    • Maya Cox
    • Naz Gulmez
    • Zara Kelly
    • Madeleine Lock
    • Jenna Marley
    • Josef Milan
    • Myra Paleologos
    • Grace Williamson
  • Encore 2020 Nominations
    • Tui Hammick
    • Farin Siddique
    • Amy Smart
  • Reprise 2020 Concert Inclusions
    • Tui Hammick
    • Farin Siddique
    • Amy Smart
  • HSC Results 2020
    • Music 1: 84% students Band 6
    • Music 1: 16% students Band 5
    • Music 2: 100% students Band 5
    • Music Extension: 100% students Band E3
    • Visual Arts: 28% students Band 6
    • Visual Arts: 60% students Band 5

Activities & Excursions

  • CAPA Night Term 1
  • Taronga Zoo Y8 Visual Arts
  • Lizotte’s HSC Music Term 2
  • Eisteddfods Term 2
  • Merewether Portrait Prize Term 3
  • Musical Excursion Elective Drama/Music T2 T3
  • Meet The Music Concert Series T1 T2 T3 T4
  • Posh Concert T3
  • Elective Visual Arts Gallery Excursions
  • HSC Visual Arts Mona Excursion
  • HSC Music Sydney Conservatorium Excursion
  • Vocal Ensemble In Concert Sydney Town Hall
  • Drama Performance Nights
  • Visual Arts Exhibitions

Courses

STAGE 4: Y7 & Y8

  • Y7 & Y8 Music
  • Y7 & Y8 Visual Arts
  • Y8 Cartooning & Animation
  • Y8 Drama Performance
  • Y8 Music Performance

STAGE 5: Y9 & Y10

  • Y9 Photo And Digital Media
  • Y9 & Y10 Drama
  • Y9 & Y10 Music
  • Y9 & Y10 Visual Arts

STAGE 6: Y11 & Y12

  •  Y11 & Y12 Drama
  • Y11 & Y12 Music 1
  • Y11 & Y12 Music 2
  • Y11 & Y12 Visual Arts

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