Growing confidence through creative expression.

Proven to impact positively on children’s lives, the creative arts are a treasured part of our students’ experience at GSG. In fact, many of our past students say that their creative art pursuit was their favourite aspect of life at school.

And it’s no wonder — embracing creativity, getting messy, and making some noise is proven to enhance student well-being. Not only that, Arts education boosts literacy, numeracy, critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills.

A vibrant community

Great Southern Grammar participates in community art, music, and drama events each year including ANZAC commemorations, the Albany Eisteddfod, Art in the Park, the Albany Agricultural Show, community fundraising events and the Christmas Pageant.

Events include:

  • the biennial Kingfisher Whole School Art Exhibition, which showcases artworks by Junior, Middle, and Senior students
  • the Kingfisher Concert, which gives music students a chance to shine on stage at the AEC
  • Radioactive; a collaboration between GSG and the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
  • the Middle and Senior School production, an extravaganza of music and the performing arts, presented at the Albany Entertainment Centre

Music

Your child will have many opportunities to enrich their life with classical, jazz, and contemporary music, thanks to our vibrant Music programme.

Musical performances are part of all formal school occasions at GSG, and are a regular part of school assemblies, chapel services, and events. We are proud of our children’s musical achievements and showcase their success at Twilight Concerts and Solo Music Nights, developing their confidence and love of learning.

Instrumental music lessons

If your child is keen to learn from a specialist instrumentalist, they’ll love the choices on offer at GSG. We offer individual tuition on a huge range of instruments, including:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Classical guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Vocals
  • Trumpet
  • French horn
  • Trombone
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Drum kit
  • Bagpipe chanter, bagpipes, and pipe drums

Co-curricular music

Ensembles give your child the chance to learn in a larger group, with the opportunity to perform together, attend camps, and represent the school in the wider community. From Pre-Kindy to Year 12, ensemble performances give your child experience with presentation — and their feelings of excitement and pride will stay with them for years to come.

With ensemble options for students of every age and skill level, music ensembles are a great way for your child to develop self-confidence, connect with other students, and develop their unique interests.

If you’ve got any questions about Music at GSG, please contact the Music Office on 9488 0327, or email us: music@gsg.wa.edu.au.