Visual Art

Students produce a range of artistic works including drawings, painting, ceramics, prints, computer graphics and animation. In October each year a highly anticipated arts evening, ‘ARTiculate’ is held to showcase students' work in these areas. Artwork is also displayed at Fred’s Pass and Royal Darwin Shows, with students regularly receiving individual and group awards. Visual Art is a vital curriculum component and many opportunities are provided to students from Transition to Year 12. Student artwork is regularly sourced for College publications, such as Monsoon year book, powerpoint presentations, flyers / posters, promotional materials and fundraising projects.  


Drama gives Senior School students the opportunity to work with others, participating in and reflecting on the planning, rehearsal and performance of a dramatic piece. Students will explore a range of theoretical works and specific practitioners. They are provided opportunities to work in onstage and offstage roles throughout the course. Students also participate in a variety of workshops run by local and national performing arts companies.


Dance allows Senior School students the unique opportunity to explore their creativity and pursue their passion for Dance within the school curriculum. The students perform in school and community events, create their own choreography and learn to critically evaluate and reflect on dance. The students participate in relevant workshops and excursions, allowing them to experience a variety of dance styles and creative expression. Students perform at a number of local events, such as Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival, Fred's Pass and Royal Darwin Shows. Students have been selected for the outstanding Top End dance company, Slide.


Music is offered as a subject to all students from Year 10 to Year 12. The Senior Music program encourages students to compose their own works and explore practitioners of all styles. Students are encouraged to sing and/or play musical instruments as well as rehearse together in choirs, bands, quartets, orchestras or be involved in the College musical. 

Senior School Arts Trip

Year 11 and 12 Arts students can attend the annual Sydney Arts trip. Students may participate in workshops at NIDA, AFTRS, Belvoir Street Theatre, the Brett Whiteley Studio, the Whitehouse School of Design and the Sydney Dance Company. Students also have the opportunity of viewing live productions and working with industry professionals.


Recitals are held annually for each sub-school.

College Choirs

The Senior School choirs perform at College functions, combined College / Church services, Anzac Day ceremonies, shopping centres, hospitals and many community events. Vocal ensembles contribute to weekly devotions, concerts and recitals. 

Instrumental Music Tuition

Good Shepherd facilitates individual private instrument tuition. For more information, please contact the College on: 8983 0300 or email: