Brigidine students exemplify young women who are culturally rich, with each student developing their own unique skills and talents by pursuing one of our cultural programs.
Director of Arts
Students are encouraged to become involved in the Cocurricular life of the College through one or more of the following Arts activities.
- The Instrumental Music Program is available to students in any year level. Tuition of weekly 30 minute lessons is offered in woodwind, brass, percussion, strings, piano, voice and guitar. This tuition provides the opportunity for students to become members of the Woodwind Ensemble, String Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, College Orchestra or Choirs. Students perform at a variety of events, functions, competitions and ceremonies throughout the year.
- The Choral Program: Students are encouraged to join one of the College’s choral groups such as College Choir (Year 9 – 12), Junior Choir, (Year 7 – 8) Cantare (auditioned Year 9 – 12).
- The Bridgettes: The College also has two auditioned Glee groups, The Senior Bridgettes (Year 10 – 12) and The Junior Bridgettes (Year 8 – 9) These groups perform at College events, competitions or community concerts.
- The College Dance Troupes: Students are encouraged to be a part of our Dance Program – College Dance Troupe (no audition required and open to all ages), Junior Dance Ensemble (auditioned Year 8 – 9); Senior Dance Ensemble (auditioned Year 9 – 12); and Dance Company (auditioned Year 10 – 12).
- Drama Club gives students in all year levels an opportunity to participate in creative dramatic activities which would include a final performance and to be exposed to different aspects of theatre production.
- Public Speaking and Debating are a well-established Brigidine tradition. Students are supported to acquire the skills necessary for success in a number of competitions conducted by the Queensland Debating Union (QDU), Rostrum, and Lions (‘Youth of the Year’).
- Speech Lessons are offered by the College to assist with improving oral presentation skills (talks, speeches, etc), individual self-confidence and general language skills (for example, conversation and discussion skills, interview skills). Speech tuition is on an individual basis of 30 minute lessons per week.
- Circus Training: Students of all year levels are invited to join our Circus Program. Weekly classes are run by Flipside Circus here at the College. Students begin learning skills such as acrobatics, tumbling and juggling; while more advanced students move on to trapeze, aerial hoop and silks training.
- Technical Crew: Students may prefer to become involved in the College’s ‘Tech Crew’, developing technical skills associated with theatre production, sound, lighting and media. The ‘Tech Crew’ operates sound systems used at College assemblies, functions and events as well as being involved ‘behind the scenes’ in performances, concerts and special presentations such as the College Musicals or Productions.
- Other opportunities to engage with the Arts are available from time to time and include inter-school competitions, workshops with professional artists, and visits to ‘live theatre’ events.