Art & Technology
Middle School | Years 7 – 9
Art & Technology
At St Mary’s College Broome, we believe in fostering creativity, expression, and physical well-being through our vibrant Dance program. At St. Mary’s, Dance is not just an extracurricular activity but a dedicated subject that allows students to immerse themselves in the captivating world of movement and artistry. Our comprehensive Dance curriculum is designed to cater to students of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced performers. Through a perfect blend of theory and practical training, our experienced faculty empowers students to explore various dance styles, including contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and cultural forms. In our state-of-the-art dance studios, students have access to professional-grade facilities and equipment, creating an environment that nurtures their growth and creativity. Our annual dance productions provide a platform for students to showcase their talent and share their passion with the wider community. Additionally, our dance program offers unique opportunities for collaboration with other creative disciplines, such as music and drama, and offers an annual trip to Perth to compete against other CEWA schools in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival, enriching the overall learning experience of our students. Students who undertake dance as a subject, discover the joy of dance while developing discipline, self-expression, and a lifelong appreciation for the art form.
The St Marys drama program is an exciting and inclusive community where students explore their creativity through acting and stagecraft. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or new to the stage, there’s a place for you to express yourself and develop your skills. The program offers a variety of opportunities, including acting classes, rehearsals, and performances of both classic, contemporary and Indigenous plays. Through these experiences, students learn to embody characters, project their voices, and work collaboratively to create engaging and impactful productions. With passionate teachers and a supportive environment, St Mary’s Drama program is a place where you can find your voice, build confidence, and unleash your artistic potential.
Throughout the year you’ll have the chance to showcase your talent in front of audiences through a range of performances. From full-scale productions to smaller showcases and improv performance, you’ll have the opportunity to explore different genres and styles. The program also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and creative problem-solving, as students work together to bring a script to life, design sets and costumes, and create memorable moments on stage. Whether you aspire to pursue a career in acting or simply want to experience the thrill of performing, the high school drama program offers a supportive and inspiring environment where you can discover the transformative power of the stage.
The St Mary’s Textiles program is a dynamic and hands-on learning environment where students explore the world of fabric and design. Whether you’re a beginner or have a passion for fashion, there’s an opportunity for you to cultivate your creativity and learn valuable skills. The program offers a wide range of activities, including sewing, pattern making, and textile manipulation, allowing students to bring their ideas to life through fabric. From designing and constructing garments to creating unique textile art pieces, students have the freedom to experiment and express their personal style. With knowledgeable teachers and a supportive environment, the St Mary’s textile program provides a nurturing space where you can develop your craftsmanship and explore the exciting possibilities of textiles and fashion.
The St Mary’s Digital Technology program is an innovative and engaging learning platform where students delve into the world of digital technology, with a specific focus on 3D printing and 2D/3D Game Design. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or curious about exploring new technologies, this program offers a diverse range of opportunities to develop your skills. In the 3D printing component, students learn how to design and create three-dimensional objects using computer-aided design (CAD) software and state-of-the-art 3D printers. From prototypes to functional models, students experience the thrill of turning their ideas into tangible creations.
Additionally, the program introduces students to the exciting field of Game design and coding. Through interactive workshops and project-based learning, students gain hands-on experience in designing and developing their own video games. They learn essential concepts such as game mechanics, level design, and storytelling, while using industry-standard software and tools. With the guidance of experienced instructors, students unleash their creativity and problem-solving skills to create immersive and visually stunning game experiences. The St Marys Digital Technology program provides a stimulating environment where students can explore their passion for technology, gain practical skills, and prepare for future careers in the ever-evolving digital landscape.
The St Mary’s Design Technology program is an engaging and hands-on learning experience where students explore the realms of wood and metal craftsmanship. Whether you’re a budding designer or have a passion for creating tangible objects, this program offers a diverse range of opportunities to develop your skills. In the wood component, students learn woodworking techniques, including measuring, cutting, shaping, and assembling wood pieces to create functional and aesthetically pleasing projects. From crafting furniture to building intricate models, students gain a solid foundation in woodworking while honing their attention to detail and precision.
In addition to woodwork, the program also introduces students to the world of metal fabrication. Students learn metalworking skills such as cutting, welding, and shaping metal to create intricate structures and functional objects. From constructing metal sculptures to building small-scale prototypes, students gain hands-on experience in manipulating metal materials. With experienced teachers and a well-equipped workshop, the St Marys Design Technology program provides a supportive environment where students can unleash their creativity, problem-solving abilities, and craftsmanship. Whether pursuing a career in Design or simply enjoying the satisfaction of creating tangible objects, this program allows students to explore their passion for design and develop valuable skills in working with wood and metal.
In visual arts we explore a range of media including ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media. Students have access to a wide variety of high-quality resources and are taught specific skills and techniques in the use of traditional and contemporary tools and equipment. Learning is enriched through art theory education and exposure to a range of local, contemporary and historical artists and their works.
Students utilise creative thinking strategies such as SCAMPER to develop new, and original ideas. They develop visual art literacy skills through verbal and written assessments, responding to and judging the works of others. We apply our digital literacy skills in our learning to enrich our research, design and development and creation of new ideas.
Students at St Mary’s have achieved success in local and state competitions and can choose to enter pathways in senior schooling that includes ASDAN, Certificate II in Visual Arts, General Visual Art and ATAR Visual Art.
The St Marys language program is an immersive and enriching experience where students embark on a journey of linguistic and cultural exploration. Whether you’re a beginner or have a strong interest in languages, this program offers a wide range of opportunities to develop your language skills. Through interactive lessons, conversation practice, and cultural activities, students not only learn how to read, write, and speak in a foreign/indigenous language but also gain a deeper understanding of the customs, traditions, and perspectives of different cultures. With dedicated teachers and a supportive environment, the St Marys Language program provides a platform for students to expand their global awareness, enhance their communication abilities, and foster an appreciation for diversity.
The high school music program is a vibrant and inclusive programme where students explore their passion for music. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced musician, there’s a place for you to grow and express yourself. The program offers a wide range of opportunities, including instrument work, band, and orchestra, where you can learn to play different instruments or develop your vocal skills. Through rehearsals, performances, and music theory lessons, students build their musical abilities while also fostering teamwork and creativity. With dedicated teachers and a supportive environment, Music is a place where you can find your voice and discover the joy of making music together.
In our program, you’ll have the chance to participate in various performances and events throughout the year. From school concerts to competitions, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your talent. The programme also encourages individual growth and offers opportunities for solo performances and music composition. Whether you dream of pursuing a career in music or simply want to enjoy the enriching experience of playing and creating music, St Mary’s provides a nurturing and inspiring environment to help you reach your goals.