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Creative & Performing Arts
At St Leo’s, we believe that the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) are essential elements of a holistic education. Drama, Music and Visual Arts are an integral part of the school curriculum and we are excited to have also introduced Dance to the College. Our new $14M Mary MacKillop Centre is our new hub for the arts, and includes a drama and dance theatre, art gallery and visual art studios, specialty music, rehearsal and individual instrumental tuition rooms.

Our CAPA extra-curricular program is exceptional, with numerous opportunities for students to pursue their musical passions through various band, ensemble and choir programs and display their talents at festivals and regular College concerts. With the department expanding, there are even more opportunities for students with the introduction of art clubs, drama groups and dance ensembles.

The success of our CAPA program is largely thanks to our high quality, dedicated staff. St Leo’s students regularly win awards and eisteddfods, are invited to participate in ARTEXPRESS and Music Encore, and given many other exhibition and performance opportunities. Last year, we had an unprecedented three students offered places at NIDA.

The St Leo’s Showcase is an impressive community event held annually in September, featuring outstanding student works across the spectrum of creative and performing arts by all year groups. The annual St Leo’s musical is another highlight of our calendar where our students exhibit their music, drama and dancing talents. These events are open to the community and we invite you to come along and see the exceptional standard for yourself.

Current musical ensembles include:

  • Concert Band
  • Stage Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Rock Band
  • Max 12 Choir
  • Bel Canto Choir
  • String and Woodwind Ensemble

Our Music Department currently offers tuition during school hours for students wishing to learn:

  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Guitar (banjo, ukulele, acoustic, electric and bass)
  • Oboe
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone and Tuba
  • Trumpet and Horn
  • Vocals
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