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The Arts

The Arts at St Joseph's includes: Dance, Drama, Music & Visual Arts.

The Arts enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally. Students are both artist and audience in the Arts. They make and respond and learn to appreciate the specific ways this occurs in different disciplines.


The Arts contributes to the development of confident and creative individuals and enriches Australian society. Students express, represent and communicate ideas in contemporary, traditional and emerging arts forms. 


The significant contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Australia’s arts heritage and contemporary arts practices are explored across the Arts, and students are encouraged to respect and value these unique and evolving traditions.



  • body awareness and technical and expressive skills to communicate through movement confidently, creatively and intelligently

  • visual arts techniques, materials, processes and technologies

  • confidence, curiosity, imagination and enjoyment and a personal aesthetic through engagement with visual arts making, viewing, discussing, analysing, interpreting and evaluating

  • confidence to be creative, innovative, thoughtful, skilful and informed musicians

  • skills to listen, improvise, compose, interpret, perform, and respond with intent and purpose

  • understanding of music as an aural art form, its relationship with other arts forms  and contributions to cultures and societies.

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