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Irrawang High School

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Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Studying the creative arts, students learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform. Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

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 including drama, dance, photography and visual design. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

Year 11 & Year 12 Entertainment Industries


Ms Adele Robinson - Head Teacher

Mrs Meagan Rembarz

Mr Ian Massey

Ms Lexi Peterson

Mr Grant Wyllie

Ms Jessica Page

Ms Katie Williams

Ms Kass Bangle

All subjects running 2021:

  1. HSC Dance
  2. HSC Drama
  3. HSC Music 1
  4. HSC Photograpy and Digital Media, Visual Arts and    Entertainment Industry (VET)
  5. HSC Visual Arts
  6. Year 11 Dance
  7. Year 11 Drama
  8. Year 11 Music 1
  9. Year 11 Photography and Digital Media Visual Arts
  10. Year 11 Visual Arts
  11. Stage 5 Dance
  12. Stage 5 Drama
  13. Stage 5 Music
  14. Stage 5 Photography and Digital Media
  15. Stage 5 Visual Arts
  16. Stage 4 Year 8 Elective: Dance
  17. Stage 4 Year 8 Elective: Drama
  18. Stage 4 Year 8 Elective: Music
  19. Stage 4 Music
  20. Stage 4 Visual Arts

The Creative and Performing Arts Faculty [CAPA] at Irrawang High School [IHS] comprises of Dance, Drama, Music, Photography and Digital Media and Visual Arts, with highly experienced, dedicated, and innovative teachers whom provide opportunities for students to develop their expressive and creative potential.

The ethos of IHS CAPA is that every student has an opportunity to succeed as 21st Century learners through; collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving that will assist students to thrive in today's world.

We value strong positive relationships and shared and individual responsibility to achieve this at a school, community, regional, state and national level.


  1. ANNUAL: ANZAC Day / Art Exhibition / CAPA Excursions / CAPA Night / CAPA Tour ( Yrs 8-11 only)/ Dance Festivals / DramaWorks / Education Week Celebrations / Musical Theatre / SHOWCASE / CAPA School Community Roadshow/ Theatre Sports Challenge/Community Performances
  2. ART CLUBS - including after school for selected students only Yr 8 onwards and a designated Yr 7 Art Club during breaks
  3. DANCE ENSEMBLES: Senior / Intermediate /  Junior  Contemporary Ensemble (s), Jazz Ensemble and Tap Ensemble
  4. DRAMA ENSEMBLES: Performance Ensemble StarStruck...Theatre Sports
  5. HOOP Ensemble(s)
  6. DRUM CORPS: Senior / Intermediate and Yr 7 Ensembles(s)
  8. VOCAL ENSEMBLES:  including Pop Ensemble and Concert Choir
  9. STARSTUCK OPPORTUNITIES: ( Yrs 8-12 only)  Dance / Drama / Music / Vocal