The Arts

​​​​The Arts is a key learning area at Sts Peter and Paul’s School in which students develop creative skills, critical appreciation and knowledge of artistic techniques and technologies in dance, drama, music, visual arts and combinations of arts forms. The Arts develop students’ sense of personal and cultural identity and equips them for lifelong involvement in, and the appreciation of the arts.

“It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, 

and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process” Henry James

The Australian Curriculum: The Arts comprises 5 subjects:  
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Media Arts ​
  • Music 
  • Visual Arts. ​
Through the arts, students learn to express their ideas, thoughts, questions, understandings and opinions. They develop aesthetic knowledge and learn that the creative and critical processes of each Arts subject are essential to learning in, about and through The Arts.   

The arts are core to the development of creative, confident, compassionate and resilient individuals who can think and reflect critically, celebrate and challenge ideas, people and events, and work towards making a difference in sustaining and reimagining their own and their communities’ futures.