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Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Program

Please carefully read the following information, taking note of due dates, then follow the link at the bottom of this page to complete the application form.  



What is the CAPA Program?

This program builds on the NSW Board of Studies’ Dance, Drama and Music syllabus content. The Program offers Year 7 students who live in our local school zone the opportunity for a combined performing arts experience. In Years 8 to 10, through elective classes, students can focus more specifically on one or two areas. CAPA Program students will have opportunities for public performance, mentoring, tutoring and access to support from Jesmond Senior Campus and the University of Newcastle. The CAPA Program includes the addition of experiences in all of the performing arts areas, and opportunities to extend talents in all of these areas.

More importantly, classwork, programming and assessment in all subject areas, takes into consideration the students’ backgrounds, skills and talents. The experience offered to CAPA Program students is holistic and inclusive.  The curriculum caters to a preferred learning style in all mandatory studies.

Students have opportunities to participate in the school concert band, choir, enrichment art workshops and excursions, and dance programs including festivals. Students at CCWC may apply for and participate in extra-curricular music groups, drama productions, dance troupe, art at lunch to enhance their skills and talent.

We are sure that the CCWC CAPA Program will further develop your child’s knowledge, skills and attitudes and enable them to reach their full artistic potential as well as fully achieving in their general education.

How are students selected for the CAPA Enrichment Program?

Students who apply for the CAPA Enrichment Program will be invited to a HALF DAY GROUP AUDITION, being held on Friday 4 June 2021. The audition process will consist of students participating in a range of group activities and workshops, with no pre-prepared pieces required.


How do I Apply?

Applications are now online. Please follow the link below to complete the online form, which must be completed by Wednesday 24 March 2021.


What next?

A Group Audition will be held on FRIDAY 4 JUNE 2021, parents/carers will be sent audition information via email by Friday 23 April 2021.  



Successful students will be notified by email by Wednesday 14 July 2021. Where the number of short listed students exceeds the number of places available, a reserve list will be established. No further information about the reserve list will be available following initial notification by email. Should a place become available those placed on the reserve list will be notified immediately in rank order. Parents/caregivers must accept or decline their offer of a placement in the CAPA Program in 2022 by Friday 23  July 2021.  Failure to do so will cancel the offer and allow the place to be made available to another student.