Campbelltown Performing Arts High School

CAMPBELLTOWN PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL is a specialist performing arts school serving a diverse area of South-West Sydney. With an enrolment of 1100 students, the school draws approximately 60% of students from the local area and 40% through open audition in the areas of dance, drama, music and circus programs. The school has a strong focus on ensuring all students maximise their potential through the provision of personalised support in learning, the arts, sport, leadership and wellbeing. Our commitment to innovative, academically rigorous and future-focused education has resulted in many awards at a global, national and state level for excellence in education. All students at CPAHS have access to an outstanding performing arts program, delivered by highly credentialed teachers in industry-standard learning spaces. Our students are regularly selected for regional and state programs and festivals as well as external performance opportunities, including Schools Spectacular. We also have a busy in-house calendar of events which allows all auditioned students to participate in many public performances throughout the year. There are several co-curricular ensembles that provide additional opportunities for students wishing to further extend their skills including through dance, band, vocal, drama and circus ensembles. Our students consistently use technology in creative and innovative ways, preparing them for the world beyond school. Our commitment to future-focused learning is enhanced by our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and LYOD (Loan Your Own Device) programs, making technology accessible to every student. Our expertise in this area is recognised through our selection as a Global Showcase School. The school enjoys an excellent reputation in the community and has strong partnerships with many organisations to enhance student learning including Western Sydney University, Campbelltown City Council, Campbelltown Arts Centre and the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG). CPAHS is proud of the opportunities it offers to its Aboriginal students, including through participation in the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP), Junior AECG, Twugia and many more regional and state initiatives. Our students are also provided with, and avail themselves of, an extensive range of curricula, co-curricular and community activities to enhance their learning experiences. This includes debating competitions, performing arts ensembles, leadership programs, sporting competitions, wellbeing initiatives, public speaking and much more. Our students are offered a wide range of curriculum options providing them with the opportunity to achieve an ATAR, gain entry to university, gain accreditation through Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, and complete school-based traineeships and apprenticeships. The school prides itself on personalised transition for every student, supported by Learning and Transition Plans, which enable students to achieve their career aspirations. Students also have access to school-based VET frameworks, delivered in industry-standard facilities, including Business Services, Construction, Entertainment, Hospitality, Information and Technology and Retail Services.

Share Our Space

School spaces will be open from 8am to 5pm from 23 December 2019 to 24 January 2020 including weekends and public holidays. Roving security guards will open the gates in the morning between 7-8am and close them between 5-6pm at night.

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Cooler Classrooms Program

The NSW Government is committed to providing students with healthy and comfortable learning environments. That’s why we’ve invested a record $500 million to provide a sustainable air conditioning program for NSW schools.

To ensure the NSW Government responds to the needs of students in the hottest parts of the State, we will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above.

Schools that sit below 30°C will be able to apply for funding to receive air conditioning in their classrooms and libraries, allowing more schools to benefit from air conditioning than ever before.

This school is eligible to apply for funding through the Cooler Classrooms Program. Applications for the second round of funding are now closed.

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