Peel High School

Partially selective and feature school for agriculture

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Creative & Performing Arts

Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Faculty

In CAPA, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of Drama, Music and Visual Arts.

Studying in the creative and performing arts allows students to appreciate, compose, listen, make, create and perform. Each art form has its own unique knowledge, skills, elements and concepts, as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

All courses require students to undertake both practical and theoretical studies of the subject area.


Mandatory CAPA courses Stage 4

Students are required to study 100 hours of Music in Year 7 and 100 hours of Visual Arts in Year 8. 


Elective CAPA courses Stage 5

Students also have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in Stage 5 in other art forms through elective subjects such as Ceramics, Drama, Music, Photographic and Digital Media, Visual Arts and Visual Design. These courses will be run as 200 hour courses over a 2 year period.


Elective CAPA courses Stage 6

The Stage 6 courses that are available to students include Drama, Music 1 and Music 2, Visual Arts and Visual Design


Equipment Requirements

Students are required to be ready to create and perform in their chosen CAPA subjects. Some equipment that they may require include:

  • Book or journal/ process diary 

  • Pens, pencils

  • Rulers 

  • Erasers

Each course will then have specific requirements, eg. art equipment or musical instruments. Further information can be found through contact with the school.

Visual Arts Elective course equipment list.




Here at Peel High School we pride ourselves on having experienced, trained and qualified staff to educate our students in the CAPA subjects. 



In the CAPA faculty we have a number of facilities and resources available to help our students succeed. We have a designated Music room filled to the brim with musical instruments and equipment, a soundproof recording studio with technology and up to date recording software, a theatrette that seats an audience of over 100 for musical and drama performances. We have 2 designated Visual Arts rooms with a kiln and ceramics facilities. We also have a number of new laptops, desktops and ipads available for all creative purposes.