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Creative arts

Creative arts is mandatory for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. 

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they 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. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.


Learning in Dance involves students exploring elements, skills and methods through the integrated practices of dance routine, performance and appreciation. The body is the instrument used to communicate and uses combinations of the elements of dance to express emotion and narrative through movement. There are a number of students who are part of our dance group.  Every week we dance together and are excited for our upcoming performances. 

3-6 dance students are in preparation for the Costal Kids performance held at Ballina RSL on 1st August, daytime performance 9.45am to 2pm and the evening performance from 5.30pm.

The K-2 concert will be happening in Term 3 on the 5th of September, and the junior dancers are looking forward to showcasing their talents.

Concert Band and Combined LSTT Band

The Concert Band Program is run by Teachers Fiona Clarke and Mark Whitney, and has been operating at Southern Cross School K-6 for over 10 years.  The members of the Concert Band get to perform at a variety of school and community functions throughout the year. Southern Cross Band members also have the opportunity to be part of a larger ensemble Combined LSTT Band which is currently made up of students from Southern Cross School K-6, Lennox Head Public School and Teven Tintenbar Public School.

The program also gives students in Years 3 to 6 an opportunity to try an instrument they may not normally have had experience with.  In this program students may learn a variety of Brass or Woodwind Instruments such as Trumpets, Flutes, Clarinets and Saxophones, and enjoy a series of free lessons.  Lessons take place during school hours, and for this trial period the student is allowed to take the instrument home with them.

At the end of this trial period a student may continue lessons on that instrument if they wish and, after mastering basic skills, will be eventually invited to play in the Concert Band.

For further information about the instrument trial program you can contact Fiona

The Creative Arts K–6 is one of six key learning area syllabuses for the primary curriculum.  Art is an integral part of the Creative Arts K-6 syllabus, and is related to the different Stage a student is enrolled.

Early Stage 1 has been exploring many ways to make portraits.   

Stage 1 has also been hunting down monsters in their Literacy and Visual Arts.    

The Multi-categorical class are studying Colonial Australia, and completed a mixed media collage.

Stage 2 has been exploring Australian Landscapes. 

Stage 3 students have been investigating  Bushfire Mitigation in Geography and Visual Arts, and experimented with painting effects and collage.

Students can unleash their creative flair through dance and drama performances, competitions, exhibitions and enrichment programs.

Students with particular interests and talents can participate in local and statewide activities in visual arts, music, dance and drama.