Many ‘start up’ initiatives and special groups are student initiated and led
Co-curricular subjects at the Academy are offered as core, elective and co-curricular subjects. Our programs and activities support and extend the learning and social interests of all Academy girls. Students from across the College are encouraged to participate in the Academy’s co-curricular offerings.
Performing Arts at the Academy provides students with a space where they can freely express themselves and develop self-confidence and creativity. The three key areas at our College are Music, Dance, and Drama. These programs are both part of what we offer, and Tutored Programs.
Our extensive instrumental and vocal offerings increasingly focus on the benefits musicality has on neurological development, particularly for your daughter’s language and mathematical skills. We encourage our students to see new horizons, and in doing so they understand different parts of the world through the cultural medium of music.
We have a number of music programs and initiatives, such as an ensemble of about 25 students playing brass, woodwind, string, and percussion, the Academy Choir, who perform at various College events and AMICCI, our chamber choir.
Drama at the Academy forms part of the core curricula and electives. Students who wish to pursue Drama can also participate in the College production.
The College production is an opportunity for students to sing, dance, and act in a musical. It also provides those who are interested in production itself with set design, stage management, costume design, and choreography skills.
Similarly, Dance at the Academy forms part of the core curricula and electives. Students passionate about dance can become part of the Dance Team.
The Dance Team is a small, auditioned team open to students from Year 7–12. The Dance Team gives students the opportunity to experience and explore different dance styles as choreographed by the Dance Captain. The Dance Team’s performance opportunities include the Performing Arts Night, College productions, and assemblies.
Participation in the Academy’s various Sport programs builds students’ skills in teamwork, diligence, self-care, and mutual respect for others. Sport at the Academy helps your daughter understand wellbeing and development across her lifespan, and can also contribute to her current or future studies in Sport Science, Health, and Human Development. Students can play both team and individual sports, and have the opportunity to compete from participation to an elite level in some disciplines.
When your daughter joins the Academy community, she’ll also become a member of one of four Houses. Our House Sport system includes annual carnivals for both Swimming and Athletics, respectively, which give students equal opportunity and ability to participate competitively in team and individual sports.
Visual Arts at the Academy allow students to express their visual artistic talents through digital and traditional art practices, such as, design, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, printmaking, fashion design and photography.
We enhance our students’ appreciation of art in both a social and cultural context by developing how they express and discuss opinions about art. Many of these conversations take place within some of Melbourne’s premier art and culture centres. Our Visual Arts program also includes the annual Visual Arts Exhibition, the Art Academy team, visiting artists and enrichment programs.