Performing Arts > Extra Curricular

Extra Curricular

Extra-Curricular Performing Arts experiences are invaluable enrichment and extension opportunities for our students to further develop and hone their performance skills, beyond the walls of the classroom, whilst building their performance portfolio and engaging with the broader local, national, international and professional world of the arts. 


Performing Arts

As a department the Performing Arts offer inter-disciplinary extension opportunities for our students to gain valuable skills and experiences.

College Musical Productions

Both Junior and Secondary Schools offer students the opportunity to engage in fully-realised bi-annual musical productions.

Recent productions being 2013 Godspell, 2014 The Jungle Book, 2015 The Dream, 2016 The Pirates of the Curry-Bean, 2017 Footloose the Musical.

Our 2018 College Musical for Primary School is the production of Disney'sThe Lion King Jr.

Arts Express Tours

From Year 9, hard-working Performing Arts students are rewarded with the opportunity to attend highly-reputable and professional main-stage productions through our enriching Arts Express program. Each semester invited students are encouraged to attend a fully-supervised extra-curricular excursion outside of school hours to experience some of Australia’s best talents and productions.

Recent tours have included, Cirque Du Soliel, Bell Shakespeare Company, The Lion King, Les Miserable, Singing in the Rain and the Australian Tour of Tim Minchin’s Matilda the Musical

Qld ShakeFest

Senior Performing and Creative Arts students are invited to participate in shake&stir Theatre Company’s annual Shakespearean Festival; a state-wide search for the best student performing and creative artists. Students with interests in Dance, Drama, Music, Film, Photography and Theatrical Design are all encouraged to participate.

Selected from over 5,000 participants in 2016 our past State Finalist include, Karla Denny (State Champion), Brae Mcguire and Fraser Robertson.   


Drama

Junior School Intermediate – Drama Company

Highly recommended for the dramatically keen, gifted or talented, Year 4 – 6 students have the extension opportunity to participate in extra-curricular drama with the outcome of presenting choral speaking items and / or one act plays competing at local eisteddfodau.

Secondary School Drama Companies

Highly recommended for the dramatically keen, gifted or talented, Secondary School students have the extension opportunity to audition for extra-curricular drama companies and present one act plays representing Livingstone Christian College at the prestigious Gold Coast Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival; the largest and longest-running festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere.


Music

Primary School Foundation – Piccolo Choir

Livingstone's Piccolo Choir is for students in Years 1 & 2 who enjoy music and singing together in a group. The Piccolo Choir has been running at our College in it's current form since 2010. They enjoy singing at many school wide events as well as competing in one of the local Eisteddfods each year.

Primary School Intermediate – Allegretto Choir

Running since 2010 as a choir for students in Years 3-6, our Allegretto Choir has recently separated into two groups keeping the Allegretto name for students in Years 3 & 4. Forming from the philosophy that choir should be accessible to all students, this non-auditioned choir enjoys performing at many school events as well as outside events such as the local eisteddfod and community fair.

Primary School Intermediate – Cantabile Choir

Commencing in 2017 Livingstone's Cantabile Choir is a non-auditioned group of students in Years 5 & 6 who love singing and performing. In 2018 they have participated in many extra curricular events and have competed in three competitions winning two first awards and a gold award for each event respectively.


Secondary School – Songwriting Excellence 

Highly recommended for Livingstone Curriculum Music students, and for the musically keen, gifted and talented, Secondary School students have the extension opportunity to participate in extra-curricular songwriting excellence program. This program will work to develop students’ skills as song writers. In semester one students will focus on writing songs and lyrics. In the second semester of the year students will focus on recording and producing their own compositions. This group is directed by our Livingstone Arts Academy tutors on Wednesday Lunch 1:05 – 1:55pm.

Secondary School – Rock Band Excellence

Highly recommended for Livingstone Curriculum Music students, and for the musically keen, gifted and talented, Secondary School students have the extension opportunity to participate in extra-curricular rock band program. Students will have the opportunity to perform at College and community events and represent at eisteddfodau. This program is directed by Mr Sam Smith on Friday Lunch 1:05 – 1:55pm.

Secondary School – Vocal Ensemble Excellence

Highly recommended Livingstone Arts Academy Vocal students and for the musically keen, gifted and talented, Secondary School students have the extension opportunity to audition for extra-curricular vocal ensemble and perform at College and community events and represent at eisteddfodau; directed by Cassandra Seidemann of Opera Queensland on Tuesday Lunch 1:05 – 1:55pm.


Dance

Secondary School – Dance Excellence

Highly recommended for gifted Dance students, Secondary School students have the extension opportunity to participate in extra-curricular dance troupe program. This auditioned group will have the opportunity to perform at College and community events and represent at eisteddfodau. This program is directed by Mrs Jessica Baker on Tuesday Lunch 1:05 – 1:55pm.