Calvary Christian College has a renown music program which includes:
A detailed information handbook on all music performance and tuition opportunities is available for download her: Music At Calvary Handbook
Theatre Club has been running at Calvary since 2012. Students in Middle and Senior School have the opportunity to ‘subscribe’ and attend a variety of plays, musicals and dance performances across the year.
In the last few years we have seen:
Students have the opportunity to view a curated selection of shows, with a debriefing and discussion after each show. At times we have also had the opportunity to attend cast Q&A sessions and industry visits. Many of the QUT productions are staged by students completing studies in theatre at QUT, and therefore give Calvary students the opportunity to see what study in the dramatic arts is about.
As well as the main theatre club which runs from February to October, we have also offered:
Additionally, we have been excited to see on stage celebrities such as David Wenham in MTC productions such as The Crucible. We are working toward an international trip in the future.
Art Club is available to any Calvary student from Years 7 – 12 and is not exclusive to visual art students. This gives all students the opportunity to be creative outside of the subject. Students have access to full resources of the Art room (mediums and equipment) and may work on school assessment, gaining those valuable extra hours for practical work, or explore a project of their own choice. Visual Art staff have tertiary and industry experience in Graphic Design, Photography and Digital media, all Printmaking styles, Ceramics/Sculpture and traditional forms of Drawing and Painting: all which will be available to interested students who may not have the opportunity to choose Visual Art as a subject while studying in Middle or Senior School at Calvary. Enquiries can be directed to Mrs Lyndal McNulty; Visual Art Coordinator.
Calvary's very own inter-house Creative Arts and Eisteddfod was launched in 2014 across both campuses. Categories included drama, instrumental music, singing, busking, art, FTV & New Media, dance, hospitality, poetry, debating and battle of the bands.
Art activities include:
Every alternate year the College Creative Art students, under the auspices of Mr Gavin Coles, stage a musical production. In the past few years the College has produced:
The Creative Arts Department at Calvary host an annual Arts Fest to highlight the College’s outstanding and professional perform creative arts program for Middle and Senior students. This event also includes a display of student's work in the Art Gallery set up in the Calvary Community Centre, live music by budding performers, photography competition and Aerosol Artist-in-Resident workshops. A highlight for all the Calvary Community to enjoy.
D3 is a distinctive of the Carbrook Junior School which was conceived in 2014 and then launched at the commencement of 2015.
As Christians we believe each child is uniquely gifted to an extraordinary measure yet not always identified at a young age. The D3 Project seeks to create an environment of opportunity for children to tap into their God-given gifts and be able to express and extend themselves through mediums such as Digital Media, Dance and Dramatic Arts.
It is now well established in the research literature that social and emotional skills are integral aspects of academic accomplishment. Students who participate in the Arts progress considerably more in their social and emotional skills, and their approaches to themselves, others and their school community. We truly believe the wellbeing of our students and our College community can be improved through this initiative, hence our motto 'Wellbeing through the Arts'.
Staff, students and parents connected to The D3 Project become automatic members of the D3 Club. We seek to broaden our member base by inviting sponsorship and involvement from local businesses. We are already well supported by Creative Dance who operate dance and drama classes in the College. If you seek to build into this exciting initiative in 2015, please contact Sue-Ellen Massey on