The opportunity for our students to develop their God-given gifts in the Performing Arts is an important and exciting part of the College’s culture and curriculum.

Students study music as a core subject from Foundation to Year 8, having opportunities to learn how to play the recorder, ukulele, violin, keyboard, drums/percussion and the guitar. Along with instrumental skills, students will develop all-round theory, aural and analytical skills in music, helping to develop them as musicians.

From Year 9 to Stage 2 (Year 12) music, along with drama and dance, are elective subjects which students can choose to participate in if they have skill or interest.

At SACE Stage 1 and 2 we offer both Music and Creative Arts as subjects, with these options:

  • Stage 1 Advanced Music
  • Stage 1 Experience Music
  • Stage 1 Creative Arts
  • Stage 2 Music Solo Performance
  • Stage 2 Music Ensemble Performance
  • Stage 2 Music Explorations
  • Stage 2 Music Studies
  • Stage 2 Creative Arts

Portside Christian College also offers a wide range of co-curricular Performing Arts activities, including:

  • Concert Bands
  • Senior and Junior Choirs
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Dance, including private after school lessons
  • Drama, including a School Musical
  • Instrumental lessons during the school day for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, violin, piano, guitar, electric bass, drums/percussion and voice(singing)
  • Arts Showcases and Instrumental Concerts
  • Opportunities to participate in external competitions (e.g. Generations in Jazz) and perform in the College and wider community