The College Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) program continues to grow and foster in all students an appreciation of music and performing arts. Opportunities exist for students to realise their full potential through participation in both curricular and cocurricular music programs.
The College has an active music program that endeavours to foster in all students an appreciation of music. Opportunities exist for students to realise their full potential through participation in both curricular and cocurricular music programs. Ensembles students can be involved in include String Ensemble, Stage Band, Pop Band, Concert Band, Senior Vocal Ensemble and Musical Productions.
Specialist instrumental tutors also operate in the College through the peripatetic program and offer tuition in a variety of instruments.
Shellharbour Anglican College has a fine tradition of performing arts. Our biennial Senior School Musical Production is a highlight of the school calendar and offers students the opportunity to explore and expand their skills as performers and musicians. Over the season, student musicians team with professionals to hone their sight reading and ensemble practice. On stage performers rehearse with the directors, the vocal coach and choreographer to refine their performance craft and create a work they are exceptionally proud of. Behind the scenes, scores of students volunteer to help with sets, costumes, ushering, lighting, sound and stage management.
The Musical Production is a vehicle for all students involved, both on stage and off, to learn a host of social emotional skills such as risk taking, collaboration, time management, perseverance, persistence, and effective management of performance anxiety. This learning benefits students across multiple arenas of life, far beyond the end of the production run.