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Creative and Performing Arts
The Arts is one of four key priority focus areas at St Patrick's College College and, as such, a robust program is offered including instrumental, voice, drama, dance and visual arts as well as a range of extracurricular opportunities.
The Visual, Dramatic, Music, Instrumental extracurricular Arts program is available to all students from Years 7-12.
Music is an integral part of life at the College and all students participate through singing together at masses, liturgies and
assemblies. The program aims to promote student well-being, as well as enhanced levels of confidence and self-esteem. The practice of community singing or instrumental playing embodies a team-building philosophy of coming together in a non-competitive and supportive environment, where each student’s contribution is celebrated and valued.
Music extracurricular opportunities:
- Choir- Foundations
- Senior Choir
- Liturgy Choir
- Senior Girls' Vocal Ensemble
- Concert Band
- Junior Rock Band
- Senior Rock Band
- String Ensemble
- String Trio
- Celtic Dreaming
- Taiko Drumming
The extracurricular Drama program at St Patrick's College Townsville gives student students the opportunity to develop confidence and build self esteem by learning how to communicate and convey ideas and feelings through dramatic actions such as improvisation and character development.
Drama extracurricular opportunities:
- Drama workshops with leading industry professionals
- Drama Club
- Townsville Eisteddfod
A recent addition to the College's curriculum offerings, Dance remains a joyous and highly creative extracurricular activity for our students. Our expert teachers utilise the talents of our students, exposing them to different dance disciplines and techniques.
Dance extracurricular opportunities:
- Dance foundations
- Dance Troupe
- Cultural Dance Troupe
Performance and workshop opportunities:
Students are encouraged to participate in the range of performance and workshop opportunities available throughout the year, including lunchtime concerts, music showcases, open days, assemblies, local eisteddfods, College masses and liturgies and the annual Winter Gala.
Regular workshops are run both within the College and by industry professionals from Australia and overseas.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in the annual Catholic Education Mulkadee Youth Arts Festival and the Combined Catholic Colleges annual musical production.
Dance, Drama and Music will often combine for College and community events.
Our goal is to enhance the student's aesthetic development through participating in a variety of art-making processes and techniques.
Visual Arts extracurricular opportunities:
- Art Gallery excursions
- Photography Club - capture@stpats
- Extension Visual Arts
- Townsville Wearable Art
- Strand Ephemera
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