Co-curricular arts

Music, dance, drama and the visual arts

Let your child discover their innate ability to create. Give them the opportunity to shine in a wide variety of performance and visual arts.

Pittwater House has a fabulous Arts program. Every student has the opportunity to explore and excel in music, dance, drama and the visual arts.

We offer Arts as part of our core curriculum as well as through many co-curricular activities.

Co-curricular music

Our music education fosters the expression of emotion and imagination, intellectual development and a lifelong appreciation of music.

We give every student the opportunity to play at least one instrument. We believe this provides deep developmental and learning benefits.

Options for junior and senior students include:

  • Private tuition

  • Membership in one or more ensemble

  • Performances at community and school events


Bands and ensembles:

  • Rock band

  • Big band

  • Wind band

  • Marching band

  • Bass guitar ensemble


Orchestras and choirs:

  • String group

  • Orchestra

  • Choir

  • Senior choir


Performing arts:

  • School musical productions

  • Performing arts festival

  • Carol service.

Drama

Our drama program develops your child’s self-confidence through drama, mime, improvisation, monologues and storytelling.

Drama is a co-curricular subject for Junior School students (through the Drama Club) and a curriculum elective for Senior School students.

Our school productions are a major event where senior boys and girls come together to produce a quality musical or play. Opportunities include performance, stage make-up, set design and lighting.

Dance

All Junior School students have a weekly dance lesson as part of their curriculum. From Year 9 onwards, students can choose dance as an elective, and it is offered as an HSC subject.

Our dance program caters for beginners and experienced dancers alike, with a focus on the history of dance, performance of various dance styles and choreography.

Dance performances

We hold an annual 'Dance Night' where your child can showcase their talent in front of family and friends. 

Student can also try out and train for the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Eisteddfods.

Visual arts

Our purpose-built art rooms are bliss for budding artists. These light, bright and airy rooms include photographic equipment and kilns.

Our visual arts program plays an important role in the social, cultural and spiritual lives of our students.

The visual arts, including drawing, painting, photography, digital media, ceramics and sculpture, are part of our curriculum. Art is a compulsory subject in the Junior Schools and an elective subject from Year 9 onwards.

We run an Art Club on campus every week.

“Our music education fosters the expression of emotion and imagination, intellectual development and a lifelong appreciation of music.”