Drama Electives are currently offered to students in Years 8-12 at Woonona High School. Drama fosters an atmosphere that allows students to develop a solid sense of self-worth by encouraging them to identify, develop and enrich their personal attributes and talents. Students acquire skills in interpretation, communication, performance, design, and critical analysis, and are able to present work using technical processes and technologies. Students engage in a variety of activities involving creating, performing and appreciating Drama. See Drama club for more information about the extra-curricular opportunities we offer.
Students engage in a variety of units of work such as, but not limited to;
- Playbuilding and Improvisation
- Performance Skills and Styles
- Commedia Dell Arte
- Street and Protest Theatre
- Comedy and Clowning
- Scripted Drama
- Australian Drama
Woonona High School is proud to offer the following Drama and Drama-related courses for students to study:
- Year 7 Creative and Performing Arts Enrichment Class
- Year 8 Interest Elective: Drama
- Year 8 Interest Elective: Musical Theatre
- Year 9 Elective Drama
- Year 9/10 Theatre Studies (encompassing aspects from the Drama and Entertainment Industry Syllabus)
- Year 9/10 Entertainment Industry
- Year 10 Elective Drama
- Year 11 Preliminary Elective Drama
- Year 12 HSC Elective Drama
CAPA Enrichment Class
In Year 6, students are able to apply for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Enrichment Class, which allows Year 7 students to develop their interest and skills in Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts further.
An application form and information is available at Year 7 CAPA Enrichment Class. More information and news about Creative and Performing Arts Opportunities can be found on the Arts page.
Woonona High School is proud to be involved in the following extra-curricular activities in the area of Drama:
Woonona High School Drama program runs activities that enhance and extend students interests and knowledge beyond the classroom. Excursions to see live theatre performances and workshops are an integral part of the education of a Drama student, and students will be offered every opportunity to see exciting live performances throughout the year. In 2017 students were offered excursions to OnStage, IPAC, Merrigong Theatre, Circus Oz, Circus Monoxide, South Coast Drama Festival and Southern Stars at the Win Stadium.
Students are also encouraged and offered the opportunity to perform regularly in front of live audiences. In 2017 students in Year 11 Drama were involved in the South Coast Drama Festival and the Year 7 CAPA Class made a green screen movie for Variety Night.
In 2018 students will be offered the opportunity to be involved in whole school performance in Term 2. This year our whole school CAPA production is ‘Alice in Wonderland.' The performance will require students to audition for roles and attend weekly rehearsals. The performances will be held on Thursday 21st June 2018.