Performing Arts Program

At Emmaus Christian College, we have a strong focus on the Performing Arts. Students are provided with excellent opportunities to experience the excitement and enjoyment of Music, Drama and Dance.

Music and Drama are offered through to SACE Stages 1 and 2, providing students with a variety of extra career paths from which they can choose. Dance is offered through to SACE Stages 1 and 2 subject to demand.

Our vision for our Performing Arts program is to help our students be discerning in their choices, to develop God-given talents, to equip students to make a positive contribution to the ministry of their church, and to provide opportunities to develop skills for a vocation in these areas or for general interest.

Junior School Music Program

The Junior School curriculum includes music for all year levels. Other Junior School music program options are as follows:

  • Ensembles
  • Junior School Choirs for students from Years 3-6
  • Assembly Worship Band (Year 6)

Year 5/6 Band Program
Students in Years 5/6 learn a Brass or Woodwind instrument (flute, clarinet, alto or tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone) for one semester during class music lessons.  At the end of the semester, students have the opportunity to continue by signing up for individual tuition and are encouraged to join a College ensemble when ready.  The Year 5/6 classes earn points throughout the semester and compete in a 'Battle of the Bands' concert to finish the semester.

Click here for Year 5/6 Band Program Information Sheet

Click here for Year 5/6 Band Program Tuition Enrolment Form

Click here for Year 5/6 Band Program Tuition Agreement


Middle School and Senior School Program

Involvement in ensembles and bands are optional for Middle and Senior School students. Various co-curricular options are also available including: 

  • Jazz Band
  • Middle School Worship Band
  • Senior School Worship Band
  • Ensembles are offered subject to student numbers

Music is a compulsory subject for Years 7-8, and an elective subject for Years 9-12.

Tuition in an instrument is recommended for students from Year 8. Students wishing to pursue music in Year 9 and beyond should undertake study in an instrument in Year 8. Music lessons cover practical studies, theory, aural and history. As part of this subject, students may also be involved in: 

  • Co-curricular activities
  • Individual performance

Music Performance Levels
Every student who learns an instrument at the College or privately, or who studies music in Years 9-12 participates in Music Performance levels.  Students perform for two instrumental music tutors/class music teachers at the end of each semester.  These two markers confirm if the student is performing at their chosen level (Bronze or Platinum).  Successful students are awarded a certificate.  Please note that one instrumental tuition lesson per semester will be replaced by this performance. 

SACE Stage 1 Units 

  • Music Experience – designed for students with limited previous musical experience but a strong interest in music.
  • Music Advanced – designed for students with a substantial background in music, encouraging development of their skills and knowledge.

 SACE Stage 2 Units

 Stage 2 music is designed to be undertaken in single units. Students may study up to 4 units. A full subject comprises 2 units. Units include: 

  • Individual Music Study
  • Musicianship
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Music in Context
  • Performance Special Study
  • Music Technology
  • Solo Performance
  • Composing and Arranging

Students are expected to regularly and consistently practice their chosen instrument (45 minutes to an hour per day) and it is a requirement for them to attend a half-hour instrumental lesson per week.

Instrumental Tuition

Instrumental tuition is available at the College during the school day. Instrumental teachers provide lessons individually. Lessons across all year levels are rotated so students do not miss the same subject weekly. 

Individual lesson (30 minutes) $30.00 per student.

Parents pay and liaise direct with the instrumental teacher regarding payments and student progress. Students experience a variety of music within their lessons and will receive a report on their progress each semester. Please refer to the General Information and Guidelines for full details of this program and the agreement between parents and the instrumental teachers.

Instrumental tuition lessons are available for a wide range of instruments including: 

  • Cello - Year 2 up
  • Clarinet - Year 3 up
  • Drums - Year 4 up
  • Fife - Year 2 up
  • Flute - Year 3 up
  • Guitar (acoustic & electric) - Year 2 up
  • Piano (classical & modern) - Year 2 up
  • Recorder - Year 1 up
  • Saxophone - Year 4 up
  • Trombone - Year 5 up
  • Trumpet - Year 5 up
  • Ukulele - Year 2 up
  • Voice - Year 6 up
  • Viola - Year 1 up
  • Violin - Year 1 up

(These year levels are a guide only however Tutors can assess a student to start earlier.)

 Students may use their own instruments or hire instruments (including accessories).

Click here for Instrumental Music Program Information

Click here for Instrumental Tuition Agreement

Click here for Instrumental Tuition Enrolment Form 

 Click here for 2018 Calendar of Music Performances


Musical and Drama Productions

Every year we enjoy a music theatre production presented by College students.

            Even years – Junior School Musical
            Odd years – Middle and Senior School Musical


Dance is offered through to SACE Stages 1 and 2 subject to demand.