Co-Curricular The Arts

Opportunities in the Arts

The Arts faculty at the College is immensely proud of the diverse range of co-curricular opportunities available to all students. Students can choose to be involved in activities ranging from Choirs to Bands, Dance Troupes, Youth Theatre, Musicals and Creative Crew. All of our programmes allow students an outlet for artistic expression, whilst fostering creativity, well-being and team work. 

A myriad of studies from around the world have time and time again, highlighted the power of the Arts to transform the individual. It is through the joy of performing and the achievement of personal fulfilment, that Arts teachers at A.B. Paterson College strive to transform our students. Many events such as eisteddfods, Christmas concerts, community and aged-care concerts, ensemble evenings, assemblies, lunchtime concerts, ANZAC Day services, tutor evenings, open mic nights, dance evenings, musicals, band festivals, Speech Night, Grandparents’ concerts and the like, allow our students wonderful real-world performance opportunities, and most importantly, a chance to give back to our community through a shared love of the Arts.  

Co-curricular opportunities available to our students include:

  • Choirs from Prep to Year 12 including traditional choral, a cappella and extension ensembles
  • Concert bands including Year 5, Year 6, Intermediate and Wind Symphony 
  • Junior, Intermediate and Senior String ensembles 
  • Junior, Intermediate and Senior Big Bands focusing on contemporary and traditional Jazz 
  • Senior Rock Band
  • Guitar Club and Guitar Ensemble
  • Plie, Jete and Chaines Dance Troupes for students in Years 4 - 12
  • Vocal Festivals for students in Prep to Year 3 and Years 4 - 12
  • Annual Splendid Visions Art Exhibition and opportunities for external art exhibitions
  • Annual College Musical – be it a Junior school, Senior school or whole school production, students are involved in all areas of production including costuming, orchestra, set design and production, bump-in and bump-out activities, singing, dancing, acting, choreography, stage management, audio visuals and lighting.
  • Individual and small group lessons in singing, dancing, speech and drama and instrumental music.