We recognise that the arts offer our students an invaluable window into the human experience and an avenue through which they can tell their own stories as they are exposed to different perceptions of the world and their place in it.

The Arts

The college has extensive curricular arts programmes that extend and challenge our students to high levels of execution. We also offer a vast range of co- and extra-curricular activities that extend beyond the classroom. These activities are tightly connected to our local community thanks to the many community members who share their skills, knowledge and time to support these activities. Extension opportunities include a comprehensive itinerant music programme, an Arts Week in which students share works from all disciplines, the ‘Rockquest’ and ‘Showquest’ competitions, choir, jazz bands and competitions, the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare competition, live and online visual art exhibitions, local visual arts competitions, and opportunities to perform in the national arts festival, ‘The Festival of Colour’, held every two years in April.  Each year we support students to select opportunities that work best for them and their personal interests so no two years are ever the same.

Arts Committee

The arts committee’s purpose is to support, encourage and provide arts opportunities for all students at Mount Aspiring College. Our focus is to encourage success and involvement in the arts.

Our members

Otis Murphy
Portia Randell
Robbie McRae
Emily McCarthy
Isabella Noble-Kirkbride
Zoe Raffills
Hannah Gillespie
Harrison Eastwood
Abby Jago
Vanessa Vickers
Hugo Corrin

Kasey Brooks
Winfred McAllister Brown
Toby Mills
Ford Mills
Camilla Foskett

Support teachers: Emily McRae and Mat Doyle

Our focus

  • Strengthening the arts at MAC, ensuring students can develop and showcase their talents and passions

Our achievements

  • Festival of Colour
  • RockQuest
  • ShowQuest
  • lunchtime groups (arts, music, drama, songwriters' club, DJ producers' club)