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Performing Arts

Performing Arts Department’s vision

Excellence through: Dedication, Enrichment, Inspiration, Exceptional opportunities, Innovation & Artistry.​

We are committed to encouraging and fostering every student’s artistic ‘voice’.  The opportunity to learn cooperatively and creatively with an ensemble is a critical aspect of a student’s arts education, but also transfers to other academic subjects and even further beyond the classroom.  

The Performing Arts Department is committed to offering challenging extra-curricular and excellence programs that extend students’ abilities by working in collaboration with other like-minded students to develop their technical and performance skills.


The Junior Secondary Aspiring Program (APP) is designed to challenge, develop and extend the artistic potential of Performing Arts students in Dance, Drama or Music. This is achieved through close mentoring and specialised training conducted by our experienced and knowledgeable staff.

All APP students are exposed to various avenues to broaden both their technical and creative abilities by working collaboratively with like-minded students, teachers and industry professionals.

In order to maximise each child’s potential, teachers establish and create a culture of high expectations and quality of work fostering the skills of discipline, persistence and self-evaluation within their chosen field.

To consolidate performance skills, students are also provided with a variety of live performance opportunities throughout the year.

“Being part of the APP program is amazing! I get to dance with all my friends and get to meet new people in the class.  Next year there will be more people coming and joining the APP program and I am excited to meet them.” – Francine

“It has been a great privilege to be apart of the program and has opened up so many door for me” - Zara

If you are interested in applying for the Aspiring Performer’s Program please refer to the enrolments page. 

Performing Arts Camp

In the first week of May each year selected Performing Arts Extra-curricular students attend a 3 day Performing Arts Camp at Mt Tambourine QCCC Camp site.  The camp helps facilitate a relaxed social setting for students to build positive, collaborative and cooperative relationships with staff and fellow ensemble members, ensuring an uplifting environment where students can flourish.  Students will achieve this by participating in intensive workshops over the 3 days designed to further the progress of the individual students and in turn the groups progress towards excellence in performances and competitions. 

Arts Fusion

Arts Fusion is a two day music workshop designed to provide Pimpama State Secondary College and neighbouring primary school instrumental and vocal students, with an opportunity to develop their ensemble skills, extend their musicianship, as well as experience the excitement of performing in a large ensemble group. The students also engage with and are exposed to a variety of performing arts activities, presentations and performances to expand their engagement within the Arts.

The program is intended for advanced primary school instrumental students in Grades 5 & 6, who can (where possible):
1. Instrumental - Read music and perform at a curriculum level 2
2. Vocalists – Enjoy singing and can match pitch

The two days of workshops culminate in a concert where the students can showcase their achievements of the event and experience performing to a live audience.
Performing Arts Gala

At the annual Perfomring Arts Gala (held at the end of the year) parents are treated to a 3-course meal prepared by our college hospitality staff and students, while they are entertained by student performances in Dance, Drama and Music.  The evening is a celebration of the talents and achievements of the Performing Arts students throughout the year.

Other Performance Opportunities

The Performing Arts Department are committed to providing students with a variety of opportunities to compliment and enrich the work accomplished in classrooms. Participating in these valuable opportunities fosters the students’ confidence.  
Pimpama State Secondary College continues to build its strong reputation within the school and wider community by being involved in: 

Beenleigh QUOTA Eisteddfod

Gold Coast Eisteddfod

Fanare State Festivalof Bands and Orchestras

House of Champions Hip Hop Dance Event

Dance Ed in the Spotlight

Starbound Entertainers Festival

One Act Play Festivals

Coomera Rivers State School Fete

Oremau Lions Fair

College Awards Night

Pimpama Talent Quest