Creative Arts

From dance, drama and music, to photography, art and multimedia production, girls at Strathcona engage fully in our comprehensive Arts program, giving them the opportunity to become well-rounded, creative and confident individuals.


Drama plays a significant part in each girl’s journey at Strathcona. Every year we have a major drama production and throughout the year there are student-developed House Drama competitions and year level concerts in the Junior School. A Middle School production is held early in the year and Senior School plays are performed in the second semester.

Individual or small group lessons in Speech and Drama are also available and girls often take part in concerts, eisteddfods and/or examinations.


Strathcona offers a variety of musical opportunities to learn and perform. Individual tuition is available in more than 22 different instruments and there are orchestras and choirs that unite larger groups in both the Junior and Senior Schools. These ensembles play a major role in whole school events including the annual Presentation Night.

Music in the Junior School

In the Junior School, all Year 2 students learn a string instrument, and in Year 4 all students learn a brass/percussion instrument for a semester. Girls participate in various ensembles, as well as choirs for Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6. Visit our Junior School page to learn more.


All students have the opportunity, facilities and resources to explore an extensive variety of artistic forms. Our art programs build essential skills and knowledge, allowing each girl to explore the following mediums:

  • Design
  • Ceramics
  • Textiles
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Computer-based art

Creative Arts Opportunities


Drama opportunites include the:

  • Arts Festival
  • Cabaret
  • Mellor House Concerts
    • Pre-Prep to Year 2
    • Years 3 and 4
    • Years 5 and 6
  • Mellor House Assemblies
  • Middle School House Dance and Drama
  • Middle School Production
  • Musical
  • Senior Drama Production
  • Senior House Performances
  • Senior Play
  • Speech and Drama Tuition
  • Tay Creggan House Dance and Drama

Music Ensemble

Music ensemble opportunities include:

  • Brass Ensemble
  • Cantabile Choir
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Chanteuses (Years 7 to 12)
  • Flute Ensemble
  • GLEE Choir (Years 7 and 8)
  • Modern Jazz Band
  • Performing Arts Festival (Years 10 to 12)
  • Stage Band
  • String Orchestra
  • Symphonic Band
  • Tay Creggan Band (Year 9)
  • Tay Creggan Choir (Year 9)

Music Tuition

Music tuition is available in:

  • Bass Clarinet
  • Bass Guitar
  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Double Bass
  • Drum Kit
  • Electric Bass
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar
  • Music Theory
  • Oboe
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
    • Alto
    • Tenor
    • Baritone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Tuned Percussion
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice
    • Classical
    • Contemporary