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. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.
The Indigenous Art experience is an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Chester Hill High to gain insight into their traditional and cultural practices by learning from a world renowned Aboriginal Artist, Janice Bruny. Janice and the students painted an Aboriginal mural of the Serpent Snake and a goanna. This was painted in a prominent position in the school. The students also painted on canvas their family totem. We then had an unveiling ceremony with elder Uncle Greg Simms performing a smoking ceremony. The Aboriginal community was invited.