To provide a rich and supportive education for powerful learners to develop the qualities to successfully pursue future opportunities, and the personal capacity for social and intercultural engagement.
Every student will graduate as an engaged global citizen to meet the challenges of a changing world.
Distinction, Diversity, Respect
- Creating a community of learners
- Developing students intellectually, socially and morally
- International learning
- Ethical learning
- A focus on quality
The Arts at Norwood Morialta provides students with the opportunities to experience and enjoy a vibrant and creative school life. Through the practice of creating, students are afforded the opportunities to perform and exhibit works, explore artistic processes and develop skills in the Learning Areas of Drama, Creative Arts, Music, Art, Design and Multi Media. All Learning Areas are staffed with experienced, highly trained and passionate teachers who provide students with a balance of practical and theoretical learning, emphasise participation and excellence and focus on a diverse mix of contemporary and traditional, local and international areas of study.
Students explore diverse historical styles, genres, theories and practices which broaden expressive vocabulary, understanding, analytical abilities and performance presentation skills. Drama also generates an appreciation of diverse cultural perspectives and expression as well as confidence within practitioners. Students can pursue Drama activities that include: performance work, investigative projects, presentations, theatre visits and technical exploration from Year 8 to Stage 2 SACE levels. Drama productions from Year 10-12 are staged on site at the outstanding Peter Lang Performing Arts Centre.
Students are provided with a comprehensive choice of Instrumental lessons including brass, woodwind, piano, guitar and percussion from DECS’ Instrumental Music Service and private tutors who visit the school. The Music faculty teaches Classically-based theory through to SACE Stage 2 Musicianship. Students have the opportunity to perform in Pop focussed class bands and as solo performers at school events and in the local community. The big showcases for our musical performers are the School Musical in first semester in which students participate as vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra members and the annual Music Concert in second semester. Last year, as a result of the school’s focus on music theatre, senior students from Norwood Morialta had the opportunity to participate in workshops with distinguished Australian artist David Campbell as their mentor prior to their appearance in the internationally acclaimed Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
ART, DESIGN and MULTIMEDIA
Students are encouraged to engage in personal creativity, to use their imagination and apply
decision making and problem solving skills to achieve success. In the practice of creating,
students will build their self confidence and sense of worth plus a respect for others and their
creative contribution. Finally, student awareness of the value of Art, Design and Multi Media to the
cultural history and development of all people will allow them to understand themselves, others
and their artistic worth with greater depth. Throughout the year, student work from Year 8 to 12 is
exhibited in all art rooms and the school library, culminating in the annual Pepper Street Art
Students have the opportunity to study within and across the arts disciplines of dance, drama, music and the visual arts: art and design. Students participate in the processes of development and presentation of finished or realised creative arts products. Creative arts products may take the form of musicals, plays or concerts, visual artefacts, digital media, film and video, public arts projects, community performances, presentations and installations, and in vocal groups or other ensembles. There are a variety of subjects on offer at Norwood Morialta under the heading of Creative Arts: School Musical Stagecraft, Event Management, Multi Arts, Digital Media and Animation.
The annual School Musical is a focus co-curricular activity that affords a unique opportunity for students to work across the whole school cohort to work collaboratively towards public performances presented with the highest possible artistic and educational values. The emphasis of the experience is to develop an understanding of production processes, practitioner responsibility and associated skills and knowledge. Students at Year 10, Stage 1 and 2 may undertake the School Musical as an accredited unit of work (Creative Arts –School Musical) which explores theory and practice of the musical genre.