Music plays an important role in the life of the School. Students are able to participate in many ensembles, performing at regular recitals, assemblies, competitions, community events, concerts and musical productions.
A highlight of our performing arts calendar is the Winter Showcase. In 2021 the Orchestra toured regional NSW and in the past, St Luke’s ensembles have toured to destinations such as Singapore.
St Luke’s offers the following Music Ensembles to students from Years 2 to 12:
Individual Music Tuition
- SENIOR: Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Stage Band, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, Orchestra, Rock Bands, Contemporary Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Flute Ensemble and opportunities for Individual Performances.
- JUNIOR (Bayview and Dee Why): Year 2 Strings Program, Concert Band, Year 4 Instrumental Program, String Ensemble, Choir and opportunities for Individual Performances.
At both Dee Why and Bayview campuses, individual music tuition is available, before, during or after school on a variety of musical instruments. Lessons are scheduled throughout the school day on both a rotational and permanent basis.
Major Musical Production Performances
- SENIOR: Since the first Musical Production in 1993, the Performing Arts Department has staged the following Senior Musicals: Annie Get Your Gun, Bye Bye Birdie, Calamity Jane, Pirates of Penzance, Oliver, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Disney's Aladdin Jnr, My Fair Lady, Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical the Musical, Kiss Me Kate and Matilda.
- JUNIOR: In 2018, the School introduced a major Junior School Musical Production, for students in Years 5 & 6. The inaugural performance was The Lion King, Jr. A Junior Musical is performed every second year.
The study of Drama enables students to develop individual, flexible and creative minds and bodies. Theatre arts opens students to the humour, tragedy and unlimited possibilities of humanity. The School offers multiple Drama opportunities as part of the Co-curricular program.
- Senior students are given the opportunity to be involved in School drama productions. Their involvement can range from performing, designing, providing technical support or helping with costumes and make-up. In the Senior School there is a Drama Co-curricular group and a Theatresports group that meet weekly.
- In recent years, St Luke's has staged highly successful and accessible productions of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night - or What You Will, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan.
- Junior students have many opportunities to perform both in class and through Co-curricular activities. There is a Drama group that meets each week in the Junior School.