Music and the Arts

Junior School students learn the recorder and ukelale as part of the curriculum, and can participate in a recorder band and recorder karate’, where they earn ribbons for levels of achievement in the same way karate students earn ‘belts’.

As part of their Music studies, Year 8 students produce a musical in a ten-week time frame, with each year’s musical selected to showcase the skills and talents of the particular cohort. All students participate in some capacity, as cast, crew or in a support role.

The College has a number of choirs that cater for the musical interests of  particular ages, including the Year 2–3, Year 4–6 and Year 7–12 choirs and the Year 5–6 honours choir (entry by audition).

In addition to classroom lessons, students can learn a wide range of instruments through our co-curricular music program. Our instrumental tutors offer weekly group or individual lessons for woodwind, brass, percussion, strings, voice, piano and guitar. Tuition is offered for the following instruments:

Junior CampusSenior Campus
Years 1–6woodwind
cellobrass
pianopercussion
violastrings
violinpiano
Years 2–6guitar
bass guitarbass guitar
guitar
Years 4–6 only
clarinet
euphonium/baritone
flute
percussion
saxophone
trombone
trumpet

All those taking part in the program are expected to participate in the College Ensemble program, to support and enhance their musical learning.

College ensembles include:

Junior Campus

  • Beginner Concert Band
  • Junior Concert Band
  • Junior String Ensemble
  • Junior Choir (Y2-3)
  • Senior Choir (Y4-6)
  • Honours Choir (Y5-6 by audition)

Senior Campus

  • Concert Band String
  • Ensemble Choir Junior
  • Contemporary Ensemble
  • Senior Contemporary Ensemble
  • Wind Quintet
  • Percussion Ensemble

In addition to the College ensembles and choirs, students have the opportunity to become part of the Junior, Middle or Senior School worship bands that provide musical support to the weekly worship services on each campus.

Every second year, students in Years 6–11 are invited to audition for the College musical. Rehearsals start in Term 4 with performances in Term 2 of the following year. This coming together of superb musical and dramatic talent creates a wonderful end result, with many life lessons learnt and new friendships created along the way.

For more information on our College music program please contact our curriculum leaders:

Junior Campus: Sherree Cudney    E: scudney@princeofpeace.qld.edu.au              

Senior Campus: Cassandra Croucher  E: ccroucher@princeofpeace.qld.edu.au

Speech and Drama co-curricular program (Y7–12)

The College offers a Speech and Drama co-curricular program, and students can participate in group classes after school one afternoon a week, or one-on-one tutoring during school hours. As part of the Speech and Drama program, students can perform for the community, compete in local and regional eisteddfods and complete Trinity Guildhall speech and drama exams.