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The Jannali High School

The Jannali High School


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Creative arts

Creative and Performing Arts

Our staff

Ms Stephanie Westbrook (Relieving Head Teacher)

Ms Sharn Aston

Ms Bronwyn Baker

Ms Jamie Coppin

Ms Sharyn Raggett

Ms Liz Sardi

Mr Evan Wilkins

Mr Eric Dunan, Conductor


The Jannali High School has a strong and varied Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) program. Students are extended through Music, Dance and Drama performances and workshops, as well as Visual Arts exhibitions, competitions and enrichment experiences.

The CAPA faculty are dedicated to providing opportunities for students to excel through participation in our strong curricula and co-curricular programs. These include:

The Jannali High School Concert Band

TJHS's Concert Band program is committed to musical excellence. Under the musical direction of Mr Mark Brown, students rehearse twice a week before school and participate in a number of performances throughout the year. The band provides an opportunity for students to develop their instrument techniques and ensemble skills through playing exciting repertoire.

The TJHS Vocal Ensemble
The vocal ensemble showcases excellence in singing, both accompanied and a capella. Students are selected through audition and rehearse weekly. They perform widely at school functions and in the local community. Students develop vocal techniques as well as self-confidence and the ability to participate as a team member.

High Performance Program in Dance and Drama
Students may nominate in Year 6 to audition for our Dance or Drama High Performance programs. The successful candidates will follow the Stage 4 Dance and Drama syllabuses and be extended through inspiring extension work and real-world experiences as members of a discrete Stage 4 Dance or Drama class.

Theatre Sports
Theatre Sports runs every Thursday afternoon during winter school sport. This highly energised program sparks imagination and physical expression whilst teaching students the fundamentals of improvisation through theatre games in a fun, interactive and highly entertaining atmosphere. It is open to all students as a sport elective during mandatory sport for Years 7 – 10.

Backstage and Tech Crew

A crucial part of live performance happens backstage. Students from Years 7 – 11 are invited to join the Tech and Backstage and Tech Crew. It is an excellent leadership opportunity and members develop skills in audio, lighting and stage management and develop the confidence to work in teams.

Curriculum Visual Arts, Photography, Music and Drama Years 7 – 12
Our Visual Arts, Photography, Music and Drama courses are very popular across all school Year groups and students in these courses have achieved exceptional HSC results. Music and Visual Arts are mandatory in Years 7 and 8 and all subjects above are offered as electives in Stages 5 and 6.

Performance and Exhibition Opportunities

Regular opportunities are provided to perform and exhibit at our annual MADD and On Show performances. These events are open to the public and provide an opportunity for students to showcase their talents and achievements in CAPA subjects as solo artists and members of ensembles. 

Art Club

Art Club is an opportunity for our enthusiastic creatives to continue exploring their artistic skills and let their imagination run wild. Art Club is run by Ms Raggett every Friday during lunch, welcoming all skill levels and year groups. From painting to sculpting, from mixed media to digital design, there's something for every student to explore and enjoy.