The College has a growing reputation in Performing Arts. Our diverse co-curricular program allows students from all year levels to explore develop and participate in a wide range of activities. Performing Arts, whether it is dance, drama or music, plays an important part in the life of the College. The aim of this program is to enrich students' lives through an understanding and appreciation of the arts and active participation in its performance. The Performing Arts co-curricular program works hand-in-hand with the curriculum program. Participation not only unveils exciting talent, it also builds confidence and a wonderful sense of camaraderie, in a creative and interesting way.
At Years 5-12, opportunities are provided for students to become skilled in, and to express their ideas through the Performing Arts co-curriculum with participation in performance activities such as College Presentation Night, the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge, school productions or drama nights. Each of these events, present the students with a live audience and an opportunity to develop the sense of team work and their self-esteem and self-worth. The performing programs are key elements of the College’s rich educational program and students are encouraged to explore their individual creative and artistic talents through participation in extensive dance and drama programs.
Students have the opportunity to participate in many events which are offered each year:
- College Musical (Years 7 – 12)
- Year 5/6 Musical
- Rock Eisteddfod – Senior
- J-Rock – Years 5 and 6
- Battle of the Houses competitions
- Overnewton’s Got Talent
We run an extensive music program from Prep to Year 12, with expert practical tuition provided for a wide range of instruments. The Instrumental and Vocal program offers a wide range of instruments, ensembles and styles. Styles performed range from classical to contemporary. Performance skills are developed for solo, chamber and large group performances at a variety of College Concerts, functions and ecumenical services.
Students can participate in choirs and music ensembles and learn music theory and composition.
Most important of all, however, is the bond that develops among musicians and the enhanced quality of life that result from an understanding and appreciation of music. It is this philosophy which is the driving force behind music at Overnewton.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of instrumental groups:
- Symphonic Band
- Senior Guitar Ensemble
- Junior Guitar
- String Orchestra
- Junior Strings – Stringlings
- Junior Chior – Keilor and Taylors Lakes
- Middle School Choir – Singchronicity
- Senior Choir – Tongue and Groove
- Flute Ensemble
- Highly Strung
- Trio Vivo
(Last update January 20, 2011)