Scared Heart Girls College Oakleigh

The Arts

The world of Visual and Performing Arts is alive and vibrant at Sacred Heart Girls’ College. From the moment a girl enters Year 7, she is able to involve herself not only in a classroom program of Music, Drama and Art but she also experiences many wonderful performance and exhibition opportunities.

While these subjects are core at Years 7 and 8, many girls continue to avail themselves of the wide range of elective subjects on offer from Year 9. Some of the Arts opportunities include:

  • Instrumental Music classes in addition to their classroom Music
  • A variety of bands and ensembles
  • Digital Music productions and recordings
  • The wide use of materials and techniques in Art classes including Pop-art felting
  • Entry into local film festivals by Media students
  • Participation in the ACMI “Screen It” competition which was won by Sacred Heart in 2009
  • Participation in the Student Wellbeing Drama Festival and the Visual Arts Exhibition both sponsored by the Catholic Education Office Melbourne
  • Excursions to live TV productions where it is common to bump into celebrities!
  • Bi-Annual productions in conjunction with Salesian College


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Our senior girls also have the chance to visit many Art shows, galleries and exhibitions including Top Class, Top Arts and the National Gallery, which help the girls explore and appreciate the work of a range of artists.

Throughout the year, our Arts students are also kept busy planning, organising and running our very popular range of festivals.

Our annual Arts Festival showcases the wide variety of arts enjoyed by our girls. The College comes alive with a variety of stages around the school grounds which feature dancers, singers, the College choirs, a film festival, drama performances, the Senior and Junior Fine Arts exhibition and band performances. This highlight on our calendar allows girls to proudly present work completed as part of their school courses as well as their personal art works.

Led by their House Captains who draw from ideas outside set curriculum areas, the House Arts Festival is written, performed and run by students. It involves all year levels in House groups and all the arts are represented.