Drama plays a respected role at St Peter’s Girls. Our dedicated staff give students the skills and direction they need to flourish, both on stage and behind the scenes. The teachings go far beyond regular lessons, with Co-Curricular Drama classes starting from Year 1. Specialist workshops are also held throughout the year to empower our students through practical exercises and theoretical wisdom. We facilitate a number of excursions as well as inviting artists to perform at the School, exposing our girls to a plethora of theatrical styles across all manner of genres.
Each year, major drama and theatre productions are staged by Years 5, 10 and 12, with the latter generally being an original piece written within the School. Each production is a highlight not only for the student performers and crew, but the entire School community. Audiences clamour to witness the girls as they harness their craft, often displaying skills and composure well beyond their years.
Students eager to take their appreciation of the Performing Arts to the next level can also access Extra-Curricular activities such as St Peter’s Players and Dance Academy.
In addition, the School stages a spectacular musical every two years.
In 2017, audiences were treated to ‘FAME – The Musical’, featuring powerhouse vocals, dazzling dance moves, and striking costumes and sets. Students across Years 7 – 11 came together for the 80s-inspired extravaganza, with 51 on-stage, 21 backstage and 10 in the band. The shows received rave reviews from guests who were blown away by the talent displayed across theatre, music, dance and production.
The School’s Curriculum introduces our students to Drama at a young age, fostering a passion for theatre that often leads to studies in Year 12.
- SACE Stage 1 Drama
- SACE Stage 2 Drama
- IB Theatre
Students develop vocal, physical and ensemble skills through scripted and non-scripted performance, demonstrate stagecraft and characterisation techniques, and explore the role of drama in different cultures, places and times. They respond to performed drama and dramatic texts in an analytical and reflective manner and apply their knowledge in conceiving, developing, creating, interpreting, evaluating and presenting dramatic works. Students have the opportunity to produce theatre as individual
and collaborative creators, designers, directors and performers while applying research and theory to inform their work.
At Saints Girls, our Drama students enjoy a lively, robust and unforgettable experience.