We have had a very busy time in the Arts over the last couple of months, with even m ore exciting opportunities for our students on the horizon. Some of the highlights our students have participated in include a Masterclass with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra that our instrumental music students engaged with on 1 May. Multiple artists from woodwind to brass, came into CPAC to work with our students and produced something very special. This, along with their efforts throughout Semester one, can be seen later this term in our annual Music@6 showcase.


Music Circles visited our Year 9 Music students recently, taking them through an extensive song writing workshop. This partnership with industry professionals helps to develop student understanding of music writing and will push our students to achieve their very best. This is mirrored in our Year 10 Drama class where our Partnership with Queensland Theatre continues to grow as part of their assessment they are participating in The Scene Project, which will see them working with award winning playwright, Angela Betzien. Their final performance will actually be staged on Queensland Theatre’s very own Billie Brown Stage in South Brisbane.

Our Art students have had a very busy couple of weeks, travelling to GOMA to see the 9th Annual Triennial of Contemporary Art as part of their exploration of Artists, and also exploring Karawartha Forest Park. These excursions help to provide valuable stimulus for our students, engaging with their surrounds and experimenting with different mediums. Term 4 will see their work displayed in the restaurant for our annual Art exhibition.

Extra-curricular activities continue to provide our students with multiple opportunities, including the Junior School Musical and the Secondary School Musical. This year the Junior School will be presenting Disney’s Aristocats, with auditions and rehearsals starting very soon. Meanwhile, the Secondary School will be presenting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Rehearsals are already well on the way, with a partnership with Rockit Productions helping out with the choreography.

Creative Generation is also currently in full swing here at the school with our students beginning rehearsals for the State Spectacular. This is an amazing experience that we are privileged to be a part of, and you will soon see our students sporting their exclusive Creative Generation jackets in and around the school. These young artists work extremely hard and share the stage with some of the State’s very best performers.

The Company is also working hard on two productions this year. The first of which is a partnership with our very own Three Trees Restaurant; a dinner and show starting Wednesday 8 May. For $25 you get a wonderful dinner at our restaurant, followed by a 30 minute production of Shakespeare’s Othello in our outside Amphitheatre. The evening concludes with dessert back in the restaurant. Two more performances will be held on the 15 and 22 of May and reservations can be made through Student Services.

The Company is also rehearsing a two act play for Terms 3 called Stories in the Dark. It is a powerful story about hope and determination. It is a challenging text, but one that extends our students as performers and provides our audiences with some outstanding theatre.

This is what the Arts department is currently up to at CCC. The year is but young, and there are many more opportunities on the horizon. Junior and Secondary choirs, Raise Your Voice, and the Moscars to mention only three. The Arts are truly alive at CCC.