Through the Arts, students develop the knowledge, skills, processes and attitudes necessary to communicate their ideas, feelings and experiences. They develop a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance and the goal setting skills needed in the classroom. They build effective communication skills; develop the capacity for creativity, team/group awareness, personal discipline, self-esteem and a sense of fun.
Within the Arts department, we have students who are in IMEX - an Instrumental Music Excellence group that excel in everything they do. Please refer to the excellence programs offered at Park Ridge SHS School to find details about IMEX at Park Ridge.
We also have an award-winning Dance Troupe that all students can join if they want to bust some dance moves.
Year 7 and 8
In Year 7 and 8, the study of the Arts is compulsory. The Arts rotation subject is designed to allow students to have a taste of some of the different Arts areas on offer here at Park Ridge State High School. The broad range of subjects studied in the Arts rotation course include: Dance, Drama, Media and Visual Art.
In Year 9, Dance, Drama, and Visual Art become elective subjects. Students may elect to study these subjects for 1 Semester. The depth and breadth of the subject matter increases with the time spent perfecting their skills in their chosen field