Students at Collegiate are given the opportunity to sing in choirs from Year 1 at the Anglesea Village. The choirs at Anglesea perform regularly at assemblies, Cathedral services and services at All Saints’ Church. These choirs also perform at Gladwyn Concerts. At the end of Term 2 each year the musical and drama skills of the Anglesea children are showcased in the production of Anglesea Presents.
In the Middle School there is a Years 5/6 Choir and a Years 7/8 Choir. These groups rehearse at lunchtime and perform regularly at Gladwyn Concerts and various school activities. This provides sound training for girls moving on to Senior Choir and Collegiate Singers.
Senior Choir is open to all girls in Years 9 to 12, and is the largest choral group in the School. Repertoire ranges from Bach to the Beatles (and into the post 70’s era). This group rehearses twice weekly at lunchtime and is a wonderful opportunity to develop vocal skills in a ’fun’ environment.
Collegiate Singers is the only auditioned choral group in the School. It is a small group, sixteen to twenty voices, and many of its members are studying singing with aspirations of a career in the Performing Arts. The Collegiate Singers perform regularly at concerts, assemblies, church services and community events. They are in great demand in the wider community, having sung at concerts in the Town Hall, St David’s Cathedral, the Atheneum Club, Rotary events and weddings.
Choral Music is definitely one of the highlights of life for a Collegiate student.
Drama classes are offered each term under the direction of Drama Specialist Mrs Lynn McCarroll. Classes are available for Years 1 and 2; Years 3 and 4; Years 5 and 6; and Years 7 to 10.
Classes aim to encourage and develop confidence and imaginative release, with an emphasis on teamwork in a safe and creative environment. Emphasis is placed throughout the course on the individual’s responsibility to the group as well as herself.
Middle School Band
Band is an exciting and vibrant group of musicians performing jazz, rock and other contemporary genres of music. This band caters for players of brass, woodwind, percussion and rhythm section instruments and involves girls from Years 5 to 8.
The band rehearses weekly on Thursday mornings and performs regularly at concerts and other venues.
Whilst many of the girls have lessons on their instrument it is not a pre-requisite and all girls who enjoy ensemble playing are encouraged to attend.
Senior Orchestra rehearses each week on Fridays after school and involves instrumentalists from Years 7-12 who are studying an instrument at a more advanced level. The orchestra represents the school in many ways throughout the year, the highlights being the Concerto Concert on Founders Day and Speech Night in December.
Senior String Quartet
This is a group of our more advanced senior string players. The group performs regularly for events which range from school activities to weddings.
Middle School String Trio
This is a group of middle school musicians who rehearse on Monday afternoons after school.
Collegiate Chamber Players
This is the most advanced instrumental group in the school. They are a group of 10-14 players who perform regularly both within the school and in the wider community at receptions, weddings and concerts.
This ensemble meets regularly on Friday lunchtime and involves girls from Years 5 to 12. A variety of music is rehearsed and performed including Classical, Contemporary and Jazz. Girls have the opportunity to play the alto flute.
School and community events are currently the basis for the group’s performances.
Junior School Art Classes
Art classes for students in Years 1 to 4 are offered each term under the direction of our Art Specialist, Mrs Lyn Kirkwood. Classes are held on Mondays after school from 3.30pm to 5.00pm in the Art Room (Yarrahapinni) at Anglesea Village.
Middle School Art Textile Classes
Art/Textiles classes for Years 5 to 8 are offered each term under the direction of our Art Specialist Mrs Mahdi Chandler. Classes are held on Tuesday after school from 3.45pm to 5.45pm in the Art Studio on the senior campus.
Senior School Ceramic Classes
Ceramic classes are offered each term by our Art Specialist Ms Julie Brock. Classes for Years 9 to 12 are held on Tuesdays from 3.45pm to 5.45pm in the ceramics studio.
Photography is offered as an A course for Years 11 and 12 students. Classes on Tuesdays after school in the Photography studio and classes cover fundamental darkroom procedures, alternative processes, digital photography and composition and theoretical development.