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At All Hallows’, we value the essential skills Performing Arts teaches students: skills our students will need throughout their schooling and beyond. It builds their self-confidence, creativity and adaptability and extends their abilities in communicating and exploring ideas.

Our Cultural Program offers a diverse range of opportunities from instrumental music, dance, voice, speech and drama lessons, to ensembles, choirs and bands.

Our talented and specialist staff cater to all ability levels and provide the opportunity for students to explore and pursue their individual talents. Debating is highly valued and the school has a long and proud history of involvement in Queensland debating and advocacy competitions, including winning the Champion Debating School in 2021 and 2022.

Our well-established and extensive Performing Arts Program provides both private tuition and group participation opportunities across numerous co-curricular music, drama and dance activities. Our huge variety of ensembles and performance opportunities provide a place for all students to learn and succeed. Our program includes:

  • Speech & Drama Program - Voice & Communication and Drama & Performance
  • Instrumental & Vocal Program (Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Composition, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Piccolo, Saxophone – Alto & Tenor, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin and Voice)
  • Theatresports
  • Dance Ensembles
  • Vocal Ensembles (Senior Choir, Junior Choir, Sr. Mary Céline Chorale, Junior Chorale, Mezzo Choir and Novizio Choir)
  • String Ensembles (String Ensembles and Guitar Ensembles)
  • Bands (Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Jazz Ensembles)
  • Brass and Woodwind Ensembles (Brass Ensembles, Clarinet Ensembles and Flute Ensembles)
  • Percussion Ensembles and Percussion Quartet
  • Piano Ensembles

In addition to these opportunities, students who join our community in Year 5 are afforded the invaluable experience of learning an orchestral instrument and participating as a member of an instrumental ensemble as part of the Year 5 curriculum.

The instruments are allocated based on individual suitability and prior knowledge. All students participate in both weekly small-group instrumental tutorials and a compulsory band or string ensemble class.

The inclusion of performing arts in an All Hallows’ education provides a balanced and holistic approach to the development of the whole person. For many of our students, it is a transformative experience and is invaluable to their personal and social development.