Figtree High School

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Creative and Performing Arts


The Creative and Performing Arts are an essential and vibrant part of our school, offering experiences within and beyond the classroom. In each subject we aim to position the students as creative artists, equipping them with skills, techniques and experiences to enable their expression in their chosen form.

Engagement in the Creative and Performing Arts benefits students academically, personally and creatively. Researchers have found that students who are involved in the Creative and Performing Arts have higher school motivation, engagement in class and academic aspirations, as well as increased self-esteem, life satisfaction and sense of meaning and purpose (Csikszentmihalyi 1990, 1996; Martin et al., 2013). Engagement in the arts also increases student levels of creativity (Cote, 2010). Not only does creativity enrich our lives and form a fundamental part of what makes us human, but politicians, educators and business leaders worldwide have realized that creativity and innovation are central to business leadership and economic success (Business Roundtable, 2005; Sawyer, 2006, 2013).

As part of their academic program students in Years 7 and 8 study Music and Visual Arts. Elective courses in Drama, Music, Visual Arts, Photographic and Digital Media and Photography are offered to students studying for their ROSA (Years 9 and 10) and Higher School Certificate (Years 11 and 12).

We also offer CAPA Co. which is an opportunity for students who wish to be part of our Creative and Performing Arts Committee. These students collaboratively make pivotal decisions affecting opportunities, exhibitions and performances in our school. CAPA Co. are leaders in the arts, curating exhibitions, setting up performances and presenting CAPA news at school assemblies.

Staff Information

  • Mrs A Szoboszlay – Head Teacher

  • Mr M Walsh - Head Teacher Administration

  • Ms K Brewer

  • Ms M Cook

  • Mr M Malouf 

  • Ms J Murphy – Head Teacher Wellbeing



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