St Mary’s students are encouraged explore and develop forms of expression and communication through the performing arts.

Music, drama and dance are featured in presentation nights, musical productions, performing arts evenings, inter-school festivals, Cairns & District Junior Eisteddfod and community productions.

Students interested in the performing arts also have opportunities to be involved in liturgical work, preparation and presentation, as part of the Leadership Mass, St Mary’s Feast Day, and Graduation Mass.

Performing arts students also attend a variety of performances by touring companies at the Civic Theatre and at the College.

Talent and imagination have no boundaries. The Performing Arts at St Mary’s are alive and exciting.

Instrumental Music

Music ensembles within the school include Concert Band (senior and intermediate), stage band, string ensemble, symphony orchestra, choir and various small instrumental and vocal groups. Both solo and group performance works are supported.

Drama & Dance

The Drama Department fosters and supports the St Mary’s College Dance Ensemble encouraging student choreography, leadership skills and diverse group performance. Drama solo and group performance extension work is fostered through participation in the Eisteddfod.

Individual student talent is fostered through script writing and directing opportunities through competition and conference opportunities. Technical Production is encouraged through the Cairns Civic Theatre student training programme, and students are also encouraged to participate in backstage crews and follow spot lighting experience.