“Study in the Creative Arts Subjects Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts provides students not only with strong discipline based knowledge but with the fundamental skills, creative expertise and learning mindset recognised as essential capabilities for the 21st century.”
Pittwater House offers many opportunities in the Performing Arts and Visual Arts, from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2
Year 7 and Year 8
Year 3 and Year 4
Year 9 and Year 10
Year 5 and Year 6
Year 11 and Year 12
Dance (Stage 5 and Stage 6 - Accelerated)
Year 9 (Stage 5)
Throughout the year the students at Pittwater House have numerous opportunities to perform and display their artistic works.
Junior Creative Arts Night
Junior Music Festival
Senior Creative Arts Night
Senior Music Festival
Junior and Senior School
Higher School Certificate
HSC Performance Night
HSC Showcase Night
At Pittwater House we have a rich and holistic approach to the Performing Arts and Viusal Arts. Our school productions embody this philosophy. In alternate years Major Production and Senior Plays are a major event where students come together to produce a high-quality production. This year, the Major Production was 'High School Musical'.
In these productions we give opportunities for students to dance, sing, act, play in the orchestra, build and design sets, do make-up, sound and lighting.
We have found that in addition to the intrinsic value of learning music, music education has many other benefits for students, including:
- enhanced student engagement and well-being
- increased personal and social development
- contributing to learning in other subject areas
We offer many ensembles at Pittwater House.
Pittwater House prides itself on having Music and Creative Arts performances at all events throughout the school year. Notable events in the school calendar that encompass the students’ talents are:
- Biennial Christmas Fair
- ANZAC Day Services – school and community based
- Remembrance Day – school and community based
- Pittwater House Foundation Day Event
- Easter Parades
- School Assemblies
- Valedictory (Year 12 Graduation Assembly)
- Prize Giving
- Prefect Induction
All students have an opportunity to audition for our large eisteddfod dance program. All the groups have limited places due to the restrictions enforced by the external eisteddfod. Therefor all ensembles require an audition.
Due to the growth within the school and popularity of the Eisteddfod Dance program we have introduced two invitational ensembles. These have been designed to extend the students in dance and give students a chance to develop their own choreography.
Student must be a member of Stage 2 or Stage 3
Student must be a member of Stage 4 or Senior Lyrical
“The Creative Arts courses are designed for all students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Arts. Whether you have been studying a Musical Instrument, Vocal lessons, Dance, Drama or Visual Arts for many years OR you have started later, it's never too late to explore and discover the enjoyment and challenge of creative and performance endeavours in an inclusive environment where students are extended to reach their potential. Many of the Creative Arts staff at Pittwater House are current HSC markers and have a wealth of knowledge and skill to develop students regardless of their experience. So be courageous, bold and adventurous and choose to study Creative Arts and reap the rewards.”