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  Mon 9 til Wed 11 October

Year 12 Practice Exams

 

Tuesday 24 October

Last day for year 12 students

 

Wednesday 1 November

VCE Year 12 Exams commence

 

Tuesday 7 November

Melbourne Cup day holiday

 

Monday 20 November

Yeatr 10/11 SWOT Vac

 

Tuesday  21 until Friday 24 November

Year 10/11 Exams

 

Monday 20 until Friday 24 November

Year 8 Camp

 

Monday 27 November

Year 8 Exams

 

Tuesday 28 November

Year 9 Exams

 

Friday 1 December

Course Confirmation Day - Student Free Day

 

Monday 4 until Tuesday 12 December

Headstart Program

 

Tuesday 12 December

Year 7 Orientation Day

 

Thursday 14 December

Bridgewater Picnic Day

 

Wed 13 until Wed 20 December

End of Year Program

 

Friday 22 December

Last day of Term 4

 

 

 

 

The Arts

The Arts provide a range of stimulating and distinctive experiences for students essential to their total development. The Arts allow us to explore our own feelings and ideas in ways that are not possible in other forms. The development of specific techniques and skills and the emphasis on self expression increases our perceptual awareness and appreciation of our cultural heritage. We have multi-talented staff who work closely together offering a range of high quality arts experiences and opportunities.

 

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Our annual School Production is a showcase for the dramatic talents of our students. Music had been for many years a strength at P.S.C with our senior, junior and school band, vocal groups and rock bands that perform at many school and public engagements. Our Art Department runs many classes that include photography, media and video, 2 and 3 Dimensional studies as well as very successful V.C.E. classes. We have had students selected many times for the prestigious Top Arts show at the National Gallery.

 

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The range of Arts experiences include opportunities to:

  • To compose, perform and listen to music
  • Instrumental lessons available
  • Communicate ideas and information through symbols, plans and diagrams
  • Explore , express and communicate their experiences through drama
  • Analyze how reality is constructed in the media
  • Communicating ideas through video and audio and animation programs
  • Make a range of 3 dimensional sculptural forms including ceramics
  • Learn about the Arts in many cultures
  • Reflect on and analyze the meanings and messages in a range of artworks
  • Understand the messages carried in a variety of graphic communications
  • Learn how to use a SLR camera and use darkroom printing techniques
  • Make a range of 2 Dimensional art forms such as painting, photography, drawing, printmaking and stencil art
  • Access  a class set of lap top computers with a range of software and use  of interactive white boards and digital cameras.

 

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Enrichment

  • Annual School Production
  • Instrumental classes
  • Term 1  - Chalk Art Day
  • Music Tour to Ballarat and Melbourne
  • Annual Music Concert
  • Term 2-  Annual Top Arts Tour to Melbourne
  • Art Competitions
  • Term 3 -  Annual smART art exhibition Years 7-11 at Portland Arts Centre
  • We regularly have students selected for the annual National Gallery of Victoria ‘Top Arts’ exhibition
  • Term 4 - Stencil Art Day
  • Airbrush tuition Workshops
  • Term 4 - Annual Year 12 Art Exhibition at Portland Arts Centre
  • Visiting artists and experts
  • Visits to local and regional Art Galleries.