Forbes High School

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Creative arts

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Studying the creative arts, students learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform. Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Students must study 100 hours of both music and visual arts during Years 7 to 10. They also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in other art forms through elective subjects including drama, dance, photography and visual design. Students can then select from a range of courses in Years 11 to 12.

Music, Art, Drama & Dance (MADD) Night

Each year Forbes High School holds it annual MADD night. This night provides students with the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents to the whole school community.

Lachlan Engagement and Enrichment program (LEEP)

The LEEP program at Forbes High School offers a drama component for Stage 3 students. The program supports the delivery of an extenstion course for young students, that is supported by Forbes High School staff and students in Stage 5.

HSC Showcase and exhibitions

HSC students undertaking various subjects including the arts, may have the opportunity for any major work identified as outstanding or exemplary to be selected for HSC showcases and exhibitions.

HSC showcases and exhibitions include:

  • Artexpress
  • Callback
  • Shape
  • Encore
  • Texstyle
  • Intech
  • Onstage
  • Word Express

FHS Students performing at MADD Night