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Penrith Selective High School

Penrith Selective High School

Altiora Peto - Striving for the highest

Telephone02 4721 0529

CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts)

Overview of Faculty

Through the Creative Arts, which encompasses drama, music and visual arts, students discover, explore, experiment and refine new and existing skills. Studying the creative arts, students learn to critically study, think creatively, compose, listen, make and perform. Each art form has its own unique knowledge, skills, elements and concepts which are a vehicle to allow students to explore their world and worlds beyond their own. 

Courses Offered


  • Year 7 Music
  • Year 8 Music
  • Year 7 Visual Arts
  • Year 8 Visual Arts


  • Year 9 Music
  • Year 10 Music
  • Year 11 Music 1
  • Year 11 Music 2
  • Year 12 Music 1
  • Year 12 Music 2
  • Year 12 Music Extension
  • Year 9 Visual Arts
  • Year 10 Visual Arts
  • Year 11 Visual Arts
  • Year 12 Visual Arts
  • Year 9 Drama 
  • Year 10 Drama
  • Year 11 Drama
  • Year 12 Drama

Key Excursions and Learning Opportunities

Visual Arts

  • Sculpture by the Sea - Year 9 and 10 Visual Arts 
  • Art Express - Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts
  • HSC Drama Written Study Day - Year 12 Drama
  • HSC Co-Lab Group Performance Workshop - Year 12 Drama
  • Penrith Youth Theatre Festival - Year 11 Drama
  • Music
  • Encore - Year 12 Music 
  • HSC Composition Workshops with Western Sydney University - Year 12 Music

Further details about additional opportunities for students

The staff of each faculty are highly involved in running and supporting student leaders to lead a wide variety of co-curricular, enrichment, clubs & societies as part of the school's strong commitment to  talent development opportunities. These programs also play a key part of ensuring that students work alongside not only their classmates, but with other like minded students from across the 6 cohorts within the school. 


For more details about Co-Curricular and Enrichment, please click here


For more details about Clubs and Societies, please click here