A continuous commitment and engagement in the arts is necessary for students to succeed and progress, and it is expected that the College’s arts activities take priority over external activities.
Students are required to discuss external commitments with the Gifted and Talented Directors and Coordinators to ensure they do not conflict with College activities.
Performance is an integral part of Gifted and Talented performing arts programs and all workshops, rehearsals and performance commitments are regarded as essential extension and/or assessment activities.
Activities including performances, rehearsals and workshops are identified and scheduled prior to the commencement of the school year in order for families to plan around these commitments.
Information regarding these requirements will be provided to students and parents/carers in advance. Sometimes, however, it is necessary for changes to be made to schedules and it is essential that students communicate all correspondence provided by the College to parents/carers.
The timing of some activities depends on the availability of guest and community artists, performers and directors and some opportunities arise throughout the year.
In order to ensure that students have the time to focus on their specialties, the curriculum for our traditional academic subjects is structured to regulate the amount of homework allocated to take these commitments into account. As this means a larger amount of content covered during contact/in-class hours, we place great emphasis on attendance as missing a single period significantly impacts the amount of time a student has to cover topics in that learning area.