St Pius X is very proud to offer a range of performance, drama, dance, music and visual arts extra-curricular activities for students to support their development and growth.
Boys and girls in Years 7 to 10 can join the Vocal Group, which practises once a week. The school’s Vocal Group has a long tradition and many successful performances. The songs are chosen with a focus on contemporary musical styles which are always fun to perform.
Open Microphone is an exciting initiative for students of St Pius X. Open Microphone takes place every Wednesday between 1.15pm and 1.45pm. It allows musically talented students to perform for an audience at school. The initiative hopes to discover new talents and showcase them in our school community, giving students the opportunity to participate in future school performances such as school liturgies, musicals and music and drama nights.
Musicians, vocalists and dancers in Years 7 to 10 can join the Performing Arts Group which practises every Friday at Sport time. Students have the opportunity to learn songs, instrumental items and dance routines and perform at school assemblies and productions including the annual DioSounds and school musicals. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and work on musical items in small groups.
ASPIRE is a diocesan program of excellence for students in the Performing Arts area. Students audition in November each year for a place in the Vocal Ensemble, Instrumental Ensemble, Drama Ensemble and Dance Ensemble. Those who are selected attend weekly rehearsals in Semester 1 to prepare for a showcase in August each year.
DioSounds is an annual event held at the Civic Theatre each year. It showcases the talents of the students and programs on offer at schools throughout the diocese.
St Pius X presents musicals from time to time, usually about every two years. Students who audition for the musical/play are advised that they are undertaking a major commitment of their time. In 2016, students slicked back their hair for the musical production Grease and in 2018, St Pius presented The Little Mermaid.