Canterbury Girls High School

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Creative arts

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Studying the creative arts, students learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform. Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Students must study 100 hours of both music and visual arts during Years 7 and 8. They also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in other art forms through elective subjects including drama, dance, photography, music, visual arts and visual design. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

Performance extracurricular opportunities

DANCE: Year 7 Dance Ensemble, Junior Dance Company (Year 7 & 8), Senior Dance Company (Years 9 - 11), Dance Chorus Group (7 - 11), In the Spotlight Dance Festival, School Spectacular, Sydney Dance Company Workshops 
DRAMA: Senior and Junior Drama Ensemble, Theatresports. 
MUSIC: Concert Band, Stage Band, Ukulele Ensemble, Strings Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, School Spectacular (Singers), Choir, CG#Sounds (Original Music Recording Project), Canterbury Combined Schools Band. 

School Productions and Performances

Canterbury Girls has a musical production every year. The production is original and entirely created by students with the help of the CAPA faculty.  There is a youtube playlist of some past productions, including CLUE and Tribe & Tribulations. MADD Night, an evening of music, dance and drama, is held every year, as well as Winterfest, with another youtube playlist  available with some of those past performances. 


CG#Sounds is a music program that gives students from years 7 to 11 the opportunity to record their own original songs in a recording studio. Formerly this was as part of the Kool Skools Recording Project, but from 2019 we are independent.