Senior High School

Cnr Homer St & Gray Street Narrogin WA 6312 | (08)9881 9300

The Arts

All programs offer students a unique opportunity to enhance their learning and continued progress in chosen areas of the Arts Learning area. The key to success is using the Arts to enhance and complement wider academic performance of students, to open up opportunities by building confidence and creativity.

We believe that technology plays a very important part in our students’ education and we want our students to have the best possible options for the future.

The Visual Arts give students opportunities to express their imagination and develop personal imagery, develop skills and engage in the making and presentation of artworks.  Students learn through a mix of visual inquiry, studio work, exhibition and critical and historical reflection.  Exposure to new mediums and technologies are part of the curriculum designed to help students develop their creative thinking and problem solving abilities.  Projects range from sculpture, painting, textiles, graphic design, printmaking and ceramics.

Visual Communication (Photography) is for students who are interested in graphic and interior design, advertising, photography and fashion design.  The courses provide basic camera skills and extends to develop students’ photographic and design skills focusing on camera systems, materials and processes, design and analysis of images, history and development of photography, darkroom, studio design and photojournalism.

Music courses are designed to encourage students to be actively involved in music as a vocational and recreational choice throughout their life.  This is done through performance, creation and appreciation.  Students learn about popular music, rock, historically significant works and the effect of technology and media on the music world.  Students have opportunities to work in community-based projects, participate in band performances and presentations at formal events.

Instrumental Music offer students classes in specialist areas such as flute, baritone, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, euphonium and percussion.  Students are tutored by staff with expertise and talent in a range of instruments and performance techniques.

Dance students are given opportunities to learn and develop their technical dance skills including fitness, flexibility and body awareness. Students are provided with ways to choreograph using the elements of dance, choreographic devices and intent to tell stories and explore themes through dance. Focus areas for this course include Hip Hop, Bollywood (Cultural Dance), Jazz, Musical Theatre, Cheer, Acrobatics, Contemporary and Composition. 

Drama provides students with the opportunity to learn about drama and stage production. Students are taught practical skills and knowledge in the range of roles needed to put on a performance, including on stage, backstage and front of house. Year 7-8 students study a range of topics including stage craft and scripted and improvised drama, whilst Years 9-10 student topics include soap opera, Australian theatre and set design. 

Senior school students are able to enrol in specialised Courses of Study in all arts areas.  Students at Narrogin SHS have consistently achieved high results and many students have used their creative skills to pursue successful careers in a variety of fields.  Year 11 and 12 students are able to study the following courses: 

  • Music General 
  • Dance General 
  • Design (Photography) General
  • Visual Arts General 
  • Certificate II in Visual Arts (Graphic Design)

For further information, please contact the Head of Learning Area, Marga Felipe via email at or phone 9881 9300 during school hours.