The Arts

Creative expression is an important aspect of life at Encounter and our Arts program, from Visual Art classes beginning from Reception to performing in the Middle & Senior Musical, is central to ensuring that students are exposed to opportunities and experiences that enable them to view and sense their world in new ways.

Instrumental Tuition

Instrumental tuition is available for families who wish to further pursue a musical direction for their children.

Our vocal and instrumental ensembles also provide scope for students to extend themselves as they prepare for school and public performances.

A brochure listing all of the private instrumental tutors that teach at the College can be collected from Student Services or downloaded below:

Junior Performing Arts

A Junior School Musical is held biennially, involving every year level and performed on site in our College Gym (Kondole).  In the alternate year, students from Foundation to Year 7 have the opportunity to participate in Wakakirri, a National Dance Story Arts Festival,  with a focus on creative movement, music, sustainability and teamwork. Our Wakakirri team performs at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre alongside students from primary schools across South Australia.

From 2019 a Junior Development Dance program has been offered to those students who have an interest in Dance. Students who would like to be a part of this program need not have studied dance previously with the aim of the program being to teach and develop dance skills so that students can look to continue on to the Specialist Dance Program through the Middle and Senior years of their schooling.

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Middle & Senior School Performing Arts

Dance, Drama and Music are all offered as elective programs through to Year 12. Extra-curricular programs include a range of specialist dance teams and music ensembles. Students have further opportunities to perform in a broad range of performances across the year.

College Musicals
In 2017 Encounter performed its inaugural Middle & Senior Musical “Back to the 80s” which played to packed audiences at the Victor Harbor Town Hall. The success of this Musical paved the way for the future of Musicals at the College and in 2019 the College presented the family favourite “The Sound of Musical”, and in 2021 “Alice in Wonderland”.

In 2023 we will be presenting… “High School Musical”!