The arts not only enrich our lives, communities and culture, but they are vital to a child’s education. A strong arts education promotes the skills children need to be successful. Exposure to art education promotes self-directed learning, improves school attendance and sharpens critical and creative skills. Our college currently offers range of curricular and extra-curricular activities, to guide our students in their arts journey.
Musicals are far more than just singing and dancing. It combines the ability to develop a theatrical performance, whilst richly intertwining words, music, movement and technical aspects of entertainment. Here at Marist College, we offer musicals every second year, as a way to showcase the talent our students have to offer.
Studying drama requires emotional maturity, and gives pupils a deep understanding of themselves. Because it involves using not only their voices and bodies, but also emotions and creativity, it is able to engender a deep sense of self-esteem. It is also a subject that requires a great deal of peer trust, and so it plays an important role in teaching communication, listening and empathy skills. Studying drama is demanding, and teaches pupils that success only comes from hard work.
Students in senior are exposed to subjects that are predominantly theory based, which is why subjects that offer practical learning are essential. Drama allows an avenue to develop cognitive abilities that complement study in other disciplines.
Marist College currently offers Drama from Year 7 to Year 12
Visual Arts in Practice focuses on students engaging in art-making processes and making virtual or physical visual artworks. Visual artworks are created for a purpose and in response to individual, group or community needs.
Students explore and apply the materials, technologies and techniques used in art-making. They use information about design elements and principles to influence their own aesthetic and guide how they view others’ works. They also investigate information about artists, art movements and theories, and use the lens of a context to examine influences on art-making. Students reflect on both their own and others’ art-making processes. They integrate skills to create artworks and evaluate aesthetic choices. Students decide on the best way to convey meaning through communications and artworks. They learn and apply safe visual art practices. Marist College currently offers Visual Art from Year 7 to Year 12
For Further information: Kazzandra Maunder – Arts Coordinator
Address: Jeppesen Drive, Emerald QLD 4720
Postal Address: PO Box 81, Emerald QLD 4720
Phone: 07 4994 9100
Absentee Line: 07 4994 9101