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Performing Arts

Teaching children how to become articulate, confident speakers plays an important role in a child’s overall development. Central Coast Grammar School provides Junior School students with opportunities for role play and performance throughout the year in addition to programs in Debating, Public Speaking and Drama.

Children in the Junior School quickly progress from standing in front of their class for ‘show and tell’ to presenting a short play or a musical item to their peers at our weekly assemblies. There are also many opportunities to present to a wider audience at a variety of special events.

Debating and Public Speaking

In Kindergarten, students are introduced to the concepts of Debating and Public Speaking through our House competitions. Years 5 and 6 students can further develop their talents through the Debating Club and, if successful, go on to represent CCGS in inter-school, local and state-wide competitions:

  • CCGS Inter House Debating and Public Speaking Competitions
  • HICES Debating Competition
  • IPSHAA Debating Gala Day

Junior School Performing Arts program

JSPA is for interested Year 6 students who meet every week after school to prepare for an annual production in Term 3, a major highlight in the school calendar. Recent productions include 'Snow White and the 7 Dancing Dwarfs', 'Aladdin', ‘Mary Boppins’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Peter Pan’.

JSPA provides as many students as possible with the opportunity to:

  • Act
  • Sing
  • Play an instrument
  • Dance

For those who like to be involved but prefer to be behind the scenes, there are opportunities to learn and become involved in:

  • Direction/Prompting
  • Stage management
  • Set design
  • Make-up

Drama Years 1-6

Drama lessons work on developing clear articulation, voice projection and eye contact in a fun and safe environment. Stories are a springboard for characterisation and performance. Along their creative journey students improve their comprehension, vocabulary and fluency of reading and learn an array of entertaining poems and the fundamentals of improvisation. Drama lessons are held each Wednesday during term for Years 1-2. For the older age groups, lessons are available on Thursday to Years 5-6 in Semester 1 and Years 3-4 in Semester 2. 

Y7-12 Debating/Public Speaking

Y7-12 Drama