Creston College has a dynamic and thriving Arts and Culture department. Not only are all our educators qualified in their field of art and culture, they are also performing artists themselves. Through this, they teach our learners content and practical, as well as prepare them to be performing and visual artists in their own right.
Examples of such activities include:
- Speech and Drama
- Stage Productions
- Marimba Bands
Culture plays a significant role in the life of our school and it is here that the “Harmony”, as stated in our mission statement, truly comes into play. This harmony is felt between learners when performing on stage, singing together as a choir and performing together as a band.
The beautiful colours and lines that flow from the tools of our artist into flowing movements of dances choreographed by the learners themselves. There is even harmonious movement between academics and culture, as we have often found that learners’ academic work can in fact improve if their cultural talents are acknowledged and developed.’
Our learners are encouraged to participate in a variety of local and national cultural events including competitions and eisteddfods. Creston even has the privilege of hosting the annual Hibiscus Coast Music Eisteddfod.
Our College Phase learners write their own scripts and design their own programs, lighting and sets. Input by learners, especially in the choice of music and choreography, is encouraged as this not only develops the learners’ skills but ensures that our productions have a modern and funky edge’.