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West Wallsend High School

West Wallsend High School

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Creative arts

Miss Tamara Turner

HEAD TEACHER 

Creative and performing arts allow students to explore a variety of art forms through the study of music, visual arts, photography, dance and  drama

Students learn to appreciate, compose, listen, create and perform, with each course allowing students to develop unique knowledge and specific skills that build confidence, creativity and self-efficacy. 

 

Faculty Goals

  • to build collaborative relationships with both students and staff on the basis of trust and integrity
  • to foster a supportive classroom and staffroom environment focused on positivity, engagement, growth and wellbeing
  • to drive opportunities for student to achieve and excel in the Creative and Performing Arts, to develop passion and value their skills.

 

Music

Music is important because it is abstract; it does not mean anything outside itself, it does not describe, narrate or tell stories ... music evokes, suggests, implies and music opens up the mind in an extraordinary way.  Richard Gill

Music activities

School Band

Vocal Group

Sound crew program.

Subjects

Stage 4: Y7 & Y8

Y7 Mandatory Music

Y8 Elective Music

Stage 5: Y9 & Y10

Y9 Elective Music

Y10 Elective Music 

Stage 6: Y11 & Y12

Preliminary Music 1

HSC Music 1

Staff Members

Ms Turner Head Teacher 

Mrs Klein Vocal Group Coordinator

Mr Daniels School Band Coordinator

 

Visual Arts

The arts give access to creativity, insights and experiential learning and are now seen as critical to maximising all areas of learning.

Visual arts activities


Art club.

Subjects

Stage 4: Y7 & Y8

Visual Arts (Year 8)

Photographic & Digital Media

Stage 5: Y9 & Y10

Visual Arts

Photographic & Digital Media

Stage 6: Y11 & Y12

Visual Arts

Photographic & Digital Media

 

Staff Members

Ms Turner  - Head Teacher 

Mrs Tandy  - 2ic (Term 1)

 

Students must study 100 hours of both music and visual arts during Years 7 to 10. They also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in other art forms through elective subjects. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.