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Curricular

Dance

Offered as an elective from Year 7 to Year 12, the discipline of Dance is a unique art form in which the body is an instrument for non-verbal communication and expressive movement. Exploring humanity and culture through physical and emotional expression, improving fitness and well-being, students enjoy making and responding to dance whilst developing their personal skills of dance and arts appreciation.

A highlight of the Dance Curriculum is our annual “ascenDANCE” Dance Concert at the end of Semester One, where our curriculum Dance students have the opportunity to share their skills of choreography, ensemble and performance of dance for a live audience of family and friends.

Middle School Dance

Embracing the Australian Curriculum, Middle School Dance students study topics such as the storytelling through dance, anatomy and fitness, Jazz, Hip Hop, dance in the digital age and Aboriginal Dance, whilst honing skills of choreography, performance and appreciation.

A focus of Semester Two is our Middle School production evening “MIDnight”, where dance students have the opportunity to perform curriculum work for a live audience of family and friends.

Students enjoy our Year 9 Performing Arts excursion to a main stage Musical Theatre production at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre; Julie Andrews’ My Fair Lady in 2017.

Senior School Dance

Embracing the SAS syllabus, Senior Dance students study topics such as Ballet, Ballroom, Musical Theatre, competitive dance, Asian influences, choreographic design and Contemporary Dance, whilst honing skills of choreography, performance and appreciation.


Drama

Offered as an elective from Year 7 to Year 12, the discipline of Drama is a creative avenue of learning which hones verbal and non-verbal communication skills, confidence, creative thinking and literacy through engaging, interactive, collaborative and student-focussed teaching and learning. Exploring human relationships and the human condition, students enjoy forming, presenting and responding to drama whilst developing their personal skills of drama and an appreciation of live theatre and the broader arts.

Middle School Drama

Embracing the Australian Curriculum, Middle School Drama students study topics such as voice, mime, circus, Melodrama and production, whilst honing skills of improvisation, script writing, stage acting, dramaturgy and critiquing.

Students enjoy professional live theatre experiences through incursions in Years 7 to 9 and also our Year 9 Performing Arts excursion to a main stage Musical Theatre production at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre; Julie Andrews’ My Fair Lady in 2017.

A highlight each year is our Middle School production evening “MIDnight” at the beginning of Term 4, where our Year 9 students have the opportunity to ‘tread the boards’ in a teacher-directed class production for a live audience of family and friends.

Senior School Drama

Embracing the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority syllabus, Senior School Drama students study topics such as Western styles of theatre, Asian Influences, Documentary Drama, Comedy, Realism, Australian and Aboriginal Theatre, Epic Theatre, Tragedy, Physical Theatre and audition, whilst honing skills of improvisation, devising, playbuilding, stage acting, script writing, directing and critiquing.

Students enjoy several opportunities to experience professional live theatre through excursions to Queensland Theatre Company, La Boite and touring work presented at QPAC and the Gold Coast Arts Centre.


Music

Offered as a specialist subject from Prep to Year 6 and an elective from Year 7 to Year 12, Music is an important part of life and vital for cognitive and total brain development; the study of music hones universal expressive and communication skills, traditional and digital literacy and numeracy, through current and innovative student-focussed teaching and learning. Exploring humanity and culture, students engage in musicology, composing and performing music. 

Since 2015 our talented composers have successfully entered work into the Australian Society of Music Education (ASME) Young Composers Competition, and performed at the Conservatorium of Music. Our 2016 state winners include Casey Klein (Year 9), Lauren Taylor (Year 6) and Luke Thomas (Year 12).

Foundation Music

Embracing the Australian Curriculum, Foundation students enjoy specialist classes studying Music, including elements of beat, rhythm, pitch and tempo, folk music and percussion instruments.

A highlight each year is our Christmas Concert, where our Foundation students have the opportunity to celebrate the stories of Christmas in a teacher-facilitated live production for an audience of family and friends.  

Intermediate Music

Embracing the Australian Curriculum, Intermediate students enjoy specialist classes studying Music, including written music, pitched instruments (recorder, glockenspiel, xylophone), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music and music theory.

Intermediate Music Extension: Year 3 – 4 Kick Start Strings (New Initiative 2017)

In collaboration with Livingstone Arts Academy, targeted and keenly interested students in Years 3 – 4 are invited to be musically extended, being introduced to a string instrument (violin, viola, cello) through participation in small group instrumental tuition and our Intermediate String Orchestra.

Intermediate Music Extension: Year 5 – 6 Kick Start Band

In collaboration with Livingstone Arts Academy, targeted and keenly interested students in Years 5 – 6 are invited to be musically extended, being introduced to a brass instrument (trumpet, trombone), woodwind instrument (flute, clarinet, saxophone) or orchestra percussion, through participation in small group instrumental tuition and our Intermediate Concert Band.

Middle School Music

Embracing the Australian Curriculum and innovative international music programs, with Livingstone Christian College identified as a MusicEDU lead school, Middle School Music students study topics such as STOMP, Keyboard Evolution, DJ-ing, Broadway, music in media and popular music, whilst honing skills of composition, performance and musicology.

A highlight of our Middle School Music program is our consistent success in entering our talented students in national and international MusicEDU competitions for DJ-ing and keyboard. 

Students enjoy our Year 9 Performing Arts excursion to a main stage Musical Theatre production at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre; Julie Andrews’ My Fair Lady in 2017; and the opportunity to perform curriculum work for a live audience of family and friends at our annual “MIDnight” Middle School production evening.

Senior School Music

Embracing the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority syllabus, Senior School Music students study topics such as Motown, music cryptography, Worship Music, experimental music, Rock Music, Jazz and Vocal Music, whilst honing their skills of composition, performance and musicology.