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Performing Arts Overview

Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts specialises in the performing arts and is committed to excellence in student education by providing opportunities for students to pursue a high quality performing arts program. Students study curriculum developed by the NSW Education and Standards Authority (NESA) leading to the award of the record of School Achievement (ROSA) and the Higher School Certificate (HSC) that enhances the talents of its students. The school's comprehensive programs strive to instill discipline and self-esteem, and to encourage creativity, enabling students to develop to their fullest potential and to excel in their chosen endeavours.

Each year in Term 1 the school auditions students from all over NSW in Dance, Music and Drama for intakes in Years 7 and 11. The school continues to enjoy a national and international reputation for excellence in the performing arts.

The school enhances student motivation and achievement through learning support and well-being structures and programs, and by establishing close working relationships within the community.

The school is committed to excellence in student education by providing a challenging curriculum and a range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that enhance the talent of
its students. Co-curricular programs are an extension of the curriculum in the performing arts. The school runs approximately 50 co-curricular activities with companies or ensembles in Dance, Music and Drama.

We have a proven level of success and have had many students go on to gain entry into Medicine, Architecture, Law, Teaching, Commerce, and Marine Science amongst other careers along with performing nationally and internationally in world-renowned companies including the Sydney Dance Company and the Ten Tenors and Bell Shakespeare Company.