The Arts are a very important part of student life at Perth College.
As a one of Perth's best performing arts schools, students from Pre-Kindergarten start their educational journey with Physical Theatre, Art and Music classes, and continue on with Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts programs until late in their Seniors School years. We also provide a range of extra curricular programs before and after school, including music, dance ensembles, Speech and Drama lesson, Musicals and programs run annually by the eP!C Youth Theatre (based at Perth College).
PC Dance, a partnership with Silhouette Dance Studio, is an extra co-curricular program run outside of school hours during term time, to bring out the best in each young dancer and inspire them to improve at their own pace.
Students who love music can participate in choirs, concert bands, orchestras, jazz bands, chamber groups, solo performances and music theatre. Perth College Music is an inclusive program and caters for all talents and styles. Our musical partnerships with Aquinas College, WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and Westminster Abbey also provide students with a richer experience. Interstate and overseas tours take place regularly and provide a fantastic learning opportunity for students, staff and parents. One such tour is the biennial Sisters of the Church Music Festival which celebrates the common heritage shared between Perth College and five other schools throughout Australia and New Zealand
Students are taught by highly qualified instrumental and vocal teachers, many of whom are either current or past members of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra or Perth Symphony Orchestra or are professional musicians outside of the School environment. Perth College Music Staff enjoy strong links with both UWA and WAAPA and are able to provide meaningful guidance to students assessing their tertiary options.
As a performing arts and drama school, all students in the Junior School (from Kindergarten to Year 6) are involved in the annual Junior School musical along with a number of concerts and performances throughout the Year.
Senior School students can participate in major annual dance, drama and music productions on stage or behind the scenes helping with costumes, make-up, technical production and ushering. This of course includes this year's Senior School musical, Les Miserables.
Celebrating 120 Years of Music at Perth College
We are delighted to share our album, Stormbird, launched in celebration 120 years of music at Perth College.
Our Music staff and students have had a wonderful time recording this album and we are so proud of the finished product. Music has always played an important role in bringing the Perth College community together, starting with the music played and sung by the Sisters of the Church and evolving into the full and varied program of music we enjoy today. This album is a reflection of this history and a snapshot of the talents and hard work of our students and staff as a high achieving performing arts school.
You can purchase a digital copy of Stormbird online here.