East Hills Girls Technology 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.

Both Visual Arts and Music are offered as an elective in years 9 and 10 (stage 5) and years 11 and 12 (stage 6).

Visual Arts

Students meaningfully engage in various art making styles and mediums and study artists and practitioners from a wide range of fields in the artworld and learn to analyse and discuss artworks through historical and critical study.


Students are exposed to a variety of musical styles and music of other cultures. In stage 6 students study broad topics which allows them to choose areas that they are most interested in. The school runs various musical ensembles including: pop band, rock band, vocal ensemble, choir, guitar ensemble. This allows students to have access to a variety of musical styles and instruments. 

Dance and Drama are offered as an elective course in years 9 and 10 (stage 5) and years 11 and 12 (stage 6).


In stage 5 students are exposed to a variety of movement styles. In stage 6 students study dance as an art form focusing on dance technique, compositional skills and dance analysis.

The school runs an extra-curricular Dance Company, Ensembles, workshops and excursions for students in stages 4 to 6. This allows all students to have access to a variety of dance styles and performance events across the school year. We also offer: Junior and Senior Dance Company and Junior Dance Ensemble.


Encourages a cooperative approach to exploring the world. It permits students to engage in a creative process of sharing, developing and expressing emotions and ideas. Students engage in collaborative and individual experiences which assist in developing skills in interpretation, communication, performance and critical analysis.


Elective course offered in years 9 and 10 and years 11 and 12. Students engage with digital photography using a DSLR camera, analogue photography using darkroom processes and video and filmmaking. There is also study of historical and critical study of the field of photography.

There are many performance opportunities available including: Virtuoso (annual performing arts showcase), festivals, School Spectacular, official school assemblies and events.