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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 Stage 4. 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 arts. Students can then select from a range of courses in Stage 5.


Ms Adele Robinson - Head Teacher

Ms Kass Bangle

Mrs Katie Hines

Mrs Rebecca Hellergen

Ms Lexi Peterson

Mrs Meagan Rembarz

Mr Grant Wyllie

Ms Annabel Bisley (VET Entertainment)


All subjects running 2024:

  1. HSC Dance
  2. HSC Drama
  3. HSC Music 1
  4. HSC Photograpy and Digital Media, Visual Arts   
  5. HSC Visual Arts
  6. Year 11 Dance
  7. Year 11 Drama
  8. Year 11 Music 1
  9. Year 11 Ceramics
  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 / GATS Arts Camp / 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. Mudmates
  3. DANCE ENSEMBLES: Senior / Intermediate /  Junior  Contemporary Ensemble (s), and Tap Ensemble
  4. DRAMA ENSEMBLES: Performance Ensemble/ StarStruck...Theatre Sports. Year 7 Drama Club
  5. HOOP Ensemble
  6. DRUM CORPS: Senior / Intermediate and Junior
  7. MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES including Senior & Junior Rock Bands
  8. VOCAL ENSEMBLES:  including Vocal Lounge for Fun and Featured Vocalists Ensemble
  9. STARSTUCK OPPORTUNITIES: ( Yrs 8-12 only)  Dance / Drama / Music / Vocal