The English learning area encompasses the study and use of the English language through speech, written, audio and written formats. As a result, English students become confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens.
They also learn to analyse, to understand and to make meaning of written, spoken and visual texts of varying complexity.
It is through the study of English that students learn to communicate with and build relationships with others and the world around them. English can empower students to succeed in any area of endeavour by providing them with the lifelong skill of being able to think critically about all areas of language.
English develops functional and critical literacy skills to enable students to take their place in the world.
The Visual Arts is an exciting and vibrant learning area where students are encouraged to express their ideas, emotions and interests. In Years 8 to 10, projects are designed to build the students’ self-confidence and problem solving skills as well as giving them a broad knowledge base of different studio areas such as ceramics, painting and printmaking.
The Year 11 and 12 Visual Art Courses encourage innovation and ingenuity. Students are given the opportunity to work with both traditional and new mediums, basing their art works on a range of themes that are offered to them. Students will analyse and evaluate their own art works and the works of others from a range of historical and cultural viewpoints and develop an appreciation of the role of art in the community.
St Luke’s College holds an annual Arts Evening to showcase the artistic talents of our students. This gives students the chance to set up their work for exhibition and appreciate the work of their fellow students in a formal atmosphere.
The Drama course offers students an opportunity to develop confidence in communication in individual and group situations. Students achieve Drama outcomes through the key activities of creation, performance and reflection. They explore and communicate ideas and learn particular processes and skills to enable them to work with drama forms, styles, conventions and technologies. Through taking on roles and enacting real and imagined events, performers engage audiences. Students reflect, respond and evaluate drama and become critical audiences themselves. Drama caters for a wide range of students in a course which is both practical and fun.
As a powerful educative tool, music contributes to the holistic development of the individual. A study of music assists students in understanding and heightening the enjoyment of the arts in their lives and the music heritage of a range of cultures. Students achieve Music outcomes through the expression of their creativity and individuality by analysing, composing and performing music.
English and the Arts programs: