Co-curricular Activities

Creative Arts Clubs

The Creative Arts Faculty offers a wide range of co-curricular and enrichment opportunities at Mercy College.

Co-curricular and enrichment opportunities allow all students to participate in a creative endeavor and to enhance and extend the skills of students undertaking our courses.

Co-curricular activities also add to the life and spirit of the College and are a tangible way of connecting to the community and involving parent participation through various performance and exhibition opportunities.

Enrichment activities are co-ordinated through the Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator, Heather Reid.

Enrichment activities in Creative Arts include the opportunity to take part in numerous art competitions including the Pixel photographic prize, the Bishop Walker art prize and the Mosman Youth art prize.

Creative Arts Co-curricular and Enrichment Activities

Visual Arts Club

Art club operates on Friday lunchtime and provides students with short activities in media such as drawing, painting, clay and printmaking. The emphasis is on creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere to be creative.

Visual Arts teachers also offer an after school studio session on Thursday this is primarily a time for any Art student to work on their class artmaking tasks. Senior students also work on their bodies of Work.

Theatre Goers Club

The Theatre Goers Club provides students with the opportunity to see performances in the evening and on weekends. Approximately two performances are offered each term which is organised by the Drama teacher.

Theatre Sports School Challenge

Students also have the opportunity to take part in Theatre Sports School Challenge in both the Intermediate and Senior Divisions. Teams of 3 – 5 students create 1, 2 and 3 minute improvised scenes live on stage. All students are invited to audition for this after school term activity.

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It Is Time to Shine Programme

Enrich, Encourage, Empower

The ‘It is Time to Shine’ program offers students at Mercy Catholic College the opportunity to participate in:

  • Year 7 & Year 8 Drama Club
    Drama Club is an activity that seeks to develop confidence, self-esteem, communication skills, collaboration skills and interest in the dramatic arts in a fun, supportive and non-competitive environment. Students are encouraged to be creative, imaginative and collaborative. Skills are developed in the areas of voice, movement, improvisation, playbuilding, scene and script work. Drama Club will participate in a performance which will be presented on Creative Arts night that will showcase the talent and creativity of students. 
  • Musical Theatre Club
    Musical Theatre Club focuses on developing individual confidence and consolidating the performance skills of multi-talented (singing, dancing and acting) performance students. All classes are practical and skill-based. Musical Theatre Club will participate in a performance which will be presented on Creative Arts night that will showcase the talent and creativity of students.
  • Speech and Drama/Musical Theatre - Trinity London
    Various Speech and Drama; and, Musical Theatre programs are taught using the internationally recognised Trinity College London program. These programs provide students (in a group of 4) with a structured set of learning outcomes designed to help students develop a confident manner and a full, forward and free voice. Students may participate in examinations and eisteddfods.
  • Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation classes are designed to enhance the wellbeing of students by exploring the breath, listening skills, mindfulness, movement, positive affirmations, guided meditations, self-belief, developing positive relationships, resilience and gratitude. The classes are practical and skill-based. 

Course detail and registration forms are available here.

For further information contact Donna D’Silva.