Killarney Heights High School

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Creative arts

Creativity is as important as literacy. The best evidence of human creativity is our trajectory through life. We create our own lives. And these powers of creativity, manifested in all the ways in which human beings operate, are at the very heart of what it is to be a human being." Sir Ken Robinson

At Killarney Heights High School, the Creative and Performing Arts Faculty (CAPA) allows students to discover and explore how to visually, physically and musically create, envisage, design and bring to life their ideas through Drama, Music and Visual Arts.

Studying the creative arts, students learn to appreciate, compose, listen, devise, collaborate 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 as well as inspire personal expression.

In Stage 4, Students must study Music, Drama and Visual Arts in Years 7 to 8. They also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills by selecting a CAPA elective subject from Year 9 onwards.

The creative and performing arts (CAPA) faculty is an active and enthusiastic department that includes extra-curricular opportunities outside of the subject within the classrooms such as:

·        Junior and Intermediate Theatresports

·        Shakespeare Carnival

·        Art Show

·        Plays

·        Musicals

·        Battle of the Bands

·        Friday Jams

The CAPA department at our school creates opportunities to make meaningful and relevant links to learning by enabling students to communicate and convey their work in a variety of settings within the school and wider community.

Killarney Heights High School provides the following specialist facilities for students studying CAPA subjects:

  • drama studio
  • art studios with technology access
  • music rooms
  • music keyboard lab fitted with 15 computers and compatible keyboards and software
  • kilns