The Arts and Performing Arts
The Arts includes Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design.
The Arts enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally. Students are both artist and audience in The Arts. They make and respond and learn to appreciate the specific ways this occurs in different disciplines (Victorian Curriculum).
Students at Hume Anglican Grammar study all arts subjects in Year 7 and 8. In Years 9 and 10 students may choose from a range of arts electives of their choice. Hume offers VCE pathways in Dance, Drama, Media, Music, Studio Arts and Visual Communication Design. Students have a range of display and performance opportunities across the year including Arts Week (Term 4, Week 2). Co-curricular opportunities include: Interstate Arts Tours, Battle of the Bands, Dance Troupe, Theatre Sports and Visual Arts Competitions.
The purpose-built Performing Arts Centre, located in the Secondary school, is the home of Dance, Drama, Music, Digital Music Production and a growing Instrumental Program. In this facility, students from Prep to Year 12 can be seen learning new skills and rehearsing for a variety of performances.
Some of these include regular concerts, showcases and the opportunity for secondary students to participate in one of the many bands. A major production also occurs in the Primary and Secondary school in alternate years and this is always very popular and a wonderful way to showcase talent and hard work.
The highlight of a visit to our Performing Arts facilities is undoubtedly being able to view students working enthusiastically in these creative spaces; a purpose-built dance studio with sprung floors and ballet barre, a digital music lab with lighting, up-to-date technologies and individual rehearsal spaces. Both the theoretical and practical aspects of the broad performing arts curriculum afford our students with the opportunity to be innovative, creative and bold, within a supportive and safe learning environment.
Hume Anglican Grammar supports the important role that Performing Arts plays in the development of the students; it teaches them life skills such as:
- Developing an informed perception
- Articulating a vision
- Learning to solve problems and make decisions
- Building self-confidence and self-discipline
- Developing the ability to imagine what might be