Kingsgrove North High School

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Creative arts

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 including drama, dance, photography and visual design. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.


Stage 4 mandatory

During Year 7 and 8, students experience timetabled lessons in both visual arts and music. Students are introduced to these subjects providing them with an understanding of key competencies within each area. Students also develop their practical skills in instrumental performance and practical art making.

Stage 5 elective

In Year 9 and 10 students can select electives within the CAPA learning areas including:

  • ceramics
  • dance
  • music
  • photography and digital media
  • visual arts.

Stage 6 elective

In Years 11 and 12 students can select electives within the creative and performing arts (CAPA) learning areas including:

  • ceramics, a one-unit board endorsed course
  • dance, a two-unit Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) course
  • music, a two-unit ATAR course
  • photography and digital media, a one or two-unit board endorsed course
  • visual arts, a two-unit ATAR course


Kingsgrove North High School has a Yearly showcase that is organised in conjunction with it's neighbouring schools. The showcase is held every Year in Week 5 of Term 3 and also involves an art exhibition and barbeque at the same time.

Students are encouraged to perform on the night using a variety of acts including singing, dancing, mini acts/plays, bands and performances from different cultural groups.

Each school (Kingsgrove North, Clemton Park, Earlwood, McCullums Hill, Bexley North and Campsie) perform a number of different acts and also have the opportunity to showcase their art and craft work.