Creative & Performing Arts
The Creative Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. They provide opportunities for students to learn how to create, design, represent, communicate and share their imagined and conceptual ideas, emotions, observations and experiences.
The Creative Arts entertain, challenge and enrich our knowledge of self, communities, world cultures and histories. They contribute to the development of confident and creative individuals. Learning in the Creative Arts is based on cognitive, affective and sensory/kinaesthetic response to arts practices as students revisit increasingly complex content, skills and processes with developing confidence and sophistication across their years of learning.
The program aims to foster creativity, self-awareness, confidence and the ability to work harmoniously with others on and off the stage as well as to impart skills.
Nowra Anglican College has a very active and vibrant Music Department. We seek to inspire a love of music, creativity, quality music making and a vibrant performance culture in a positive, inclusive environment.
Students of all ages and levels of ability are offered engaging and innovative, high quality music education and a range of activities to develop musicality, confidence and self-esteem.
- Music (Curriculum)
- Music (Co-Curricular)
- Private instrument/voice tuition
The Music Department is well resourced with a variety of performance, tutorial and rehearsal spaces for students to develop their music skills, creativity, composition and performance.
The College contracts tutors to teach students a wide variety of instruments including; flute, recorder, cornet, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tenor horn, French Horn, tuba, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, voice, keyboard, piano, drums, guitar, bass guitar and musical theory.
The Private Tuition program at the College is popular with many of our students electing to learn an instrument of their choice. This program assists in continuing to build the level of musicality of the ensembles at the College and contributes to the experience of music making beyond the classroom. There are also a number of ensembles that students can join. These include Junior and Senior Choir, Concert Band, Junior School Band, Chapel Band, Jazz Band, String Ensemble, Junior School Guitar Ensemble and Junior School Percussion Ensemble.
There are a variety of performance opportunities at the College for ensembles and soloists. These include chapel services, College assemblies, recitals, community events and external eisteddfods.
Learning music at school makes a unique contribution to children’s development. For decades, countless studies have found links between learning music and a broad range of positive impacts on children and adolescents.
Music improves students’ team skills and self-esteem and helps their progress in other important learning areas. Music learning is good for all students.
Nowra Anglican College offers a range of activities for our performing artists. Students can study the elective Drama from Years 9-12, and have the opportunity to enrol in Entertainment Industries, a HSC course which trains the students in the backstage world of the theatre resulting in them attaining a Tafe Certificate 3.
Extra curricular activities including participating in the biannual College musical with 100 of their fellow students, participating in state theatre sports challenges run by ImproAustralia, compete in local eisteddfods and competitions and travel on various drama excursions including trips to Sydney to view plays and participate in circus workshops.