Performing Arts & Music


Performing Arts at Mount Ridley P-12 College allows students the opportunity to explore the subject areas of Drama, Dance and Music from throughout their P-12 schooling.  

In the Early Years Mini School (Prep – Year 4) students explore fundamental performing arts skills. Additionally, all Early Years students are provided with the opportunity to perform twice each year. In term 3, students may perform with the ensemble for one song during the College Production and in term 4, all students and their families are encouraged to attend the Early Years End of Year Concert where all classes will perform their class song, which allows parents/guardians to share in their child’s progress from the year. 


In Junior and Middle Years (Year 5 – Year 9) students in Year 56 participate in a yearlong performing arts curriculum whilst Year 7 and 8 students will participate in performing arts during either semester one or semester two. (Performing Arts does not currently run in Year 9). Students in Junior and Middle Years are given the opportunity to extend on their fundamental skills, and by Year 8 all students should have devised their own scripts, composed their own songs and choreographed their own dances. 

In the Senior Years (Years 10 – 12) Performing Arts is elective based allowing students to select various subjects according to their passions. 




2019 Senior Performing Arts Electives: 

  • VCE Drama (Unit 3+4) 
  • VCE Drama (Unit 1+2) 
  • VCE Dance (Unit 3+4) 
  • VCE Dance (Unit 1+2) 
  • Year 10 Dance 
  • VET Music 
  • Year 10 Music 



Every year, students from year 5-12 can audition for Mount Ridley P-12 College’s annual College Production. The College Production is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop collaborative and performance skills as they work together towards sharing an amazing experience with the wider school community. Early Year’s students also have the opportunity to be part of one of the performance evenings – look out for a notice home with further information. Rehearsals for the 2019 production of Disney’s “High School Musical” are well underway. With three nights of sell out shows in 2018, keep your eye out for ticket sales.  















All students from year 3-12 have the opportunity to learn an instrument at Mount Ridley P-12 College through the instrumental music program. This extra-curricular program currently offers lessons in Keyboard, Guitar, Voice, Drums and Bass. Students in the program are given the opportunity to perform at a wide range of school events and are encouraged to develop their ensemble skills. More information can be found in the Instrumental Music Program Handbook. 

2020 Music Handbook

Enrolment forms may be found at the main office or as a pdf below. All spots are currently full; however you may return your form to join the program waiting list.  

2020 Enrolment Form (Primary)

2020 Enrolment Form (Secondary)


Currently, the Performing Arts department run two clubs open to all MRC students. The singing club runs in both in the early years on Wednesday lunchtime and the main campus on Tuesday lunchtime. The songwriting club runs after-school on Wednesdays, please see Mr. Stevenson for a permission form if you are interested in joining.