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Performing Arts

King’s offers students a wide range of opportunities in instrumental music, choral, dance and drama, as curricular and extracurricular programs. From incredible orchestras, ensembles and King's Has Talent competition, to our dance academy, theatrical musicals and productions, and award-winning cheer teams, King’s kids regularly take to the stage to showcase their many talents. 

King's students perform at campus and community events throughout the year (including our Easter Arts Festival, Carnival Day and Christmas Concerts) and excel in competitions such as Eisteddfods, dance recitals, concerts and debates. Throughout primary and high school, students practise public speaking during regular in-class presentations, helping them to build greater self-confidence. Our goal is to expose students to a wide variety of performance genres and styles, to help them explore their talents and passions as we nurture a love and appreciation of the arts.

Primary School

Curricular

  • All Year 1-6 students enjoy a weekly specialist music program (twice weekly at our Pimpama campus).
  • In Years 3 and 4, all students participate in an instrumental program (brass, woodwind, strings and percussion).
  • Movement and dance classes form part of King's PE program.
  • All students regularly present to their class to develop public speaking skills and confidence.

Extra-curricular

  • School drama/musical production every second year, alternating with a Performing Arts Showcase. Our goal in staging these events is to involve as many students as possible, using a wide range of artistic media to encourage the development of students' talents.
  • Mezzo Strings Orchestra for primary strings musicians.
  • Junior Concert Band (for brass, woodwind and percussion musicians).
  • Lower Primary and Upper Primary Choirs compete in Eisteddfods and perform at many school and community events.
  • Instrumental music lessons (brass, woodwind, strings, percussion, piano, voice and guitar).
  • Dance and cheer lessons.

High School

Curricular

  • Year 7 and 8 students study Performance (a combination of dance and drama skills/knowledge) and Music as part of the curriculum.
  • Drama, Dance and Music electives are available to students from Year 9 onwards.
  • Students participate in excursions and workshops to broaden their skills and understanding (eg theatre trips, drumming workshops, puppetry skills).

Extra-curricular

Each year there is a major high school production, alternating annually between a musical and a stage play. Productions are carefully selected to support the Christian ethos of the College and are designed to engage as many students and facets of performance as possible. Drama, dance, song, music, light and sound, props, makeup, costumes, PR and advertising, hospitality and refreshments and fundraising sponsorship all converge to produce a memorable event. The Drama, Dance and Music departments are our major production contributors but these also encompass Industrial Design, Food Technology and other areas of the school.

Students are involved in as many facets of the production as possible as they work together as a team for a common cause.

Other extra-curricular opportunities include:

  • King's Souldiers - improvisation, choreography, writing and performance group
  • King’s String Orchestra
  • Vivace Concert Band
  • Sax Kings Saxophone Ensemble
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Flute Salad Ensemble
  • High School Choir - singing rock and contemporary classics
  • Dance and cheer lessons
  • Opportunities to busk and perform at events such as King’s Easter Arts Festival and Carnival Day

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