The CAPA/LOTE Department is a combination of the Creative and Performing Arts Department and Languages other than English. At St Mary’s the compulsory language in Year 8 is Indonesian. Within this subject students learn about the variety of cultures that exist in Indonesia as well as learning
Visual Arts is of great relevance to students’ lives and enables them to gain increasing intellectual autonomy, evident in interpretations of their own work and the work of others. The subject rewards individual thinking in the representations of students’ ideas both aesthetically and persuasively. It offers students opportunities to engage in creative and inductive forms of inquiry and to be assessed on their production – through the making of artworks – as well as on their critical and historical understanding of art, demonstrated in their writing and talking about art.