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The Arts
Mt St Michael’s College is proud to support a diverse range of cultural co-curricular opportunities in line with community expectations and best educational practice.

These activities can function as an extension of curriculum learning in the four areas of Art, Dance, Drama and Music, or act as an extra enjoyable activity to broaden students’ engagement with the College.

The following activities and groups are offered by the College.

Art Dance Drama Music
Art for the Heart Dance Club Drama Club Vocal/Instrumental Lessons
External Competitions Junior Stage Traffic Theatre Sports Choral Program
Senior Stage Traffic Speech & Drama Lessons Ensemble Program
Liturgy Dancers Chamber Music Program

There is evidence to indicate that participation in The Arts positively impacts on students’:

  • social and personal development
  • attitude to learning
  • literacy
  • numeracy
  • arts knowledge and skills
  • generic competencies (writing, communicating,
  • problem-solving, planning, organising, perseverance)
  • enjoyment and value of the arts.

The research also suggests that arts programs in schools can effectively:

  • contribute to improvement in teaching quality
  • provide students with positive role models
  • encourage family involvement in students’ learning
  • raise specific cultural issues in Indigenous communities.

http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/34083/EdArts_Research_Overview.pdf

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