Mosman High School offers special programs in drama, academic, music, Chinese and visual arts courses commencing in Year 7 and then progressing into Year 8 for talented students. The innovative programs offered, reflect a caring, disciplined student centered environment that aims to motivate students to seek further challenges.
These programs are only available to students who have completed an audition process involving the presentation of a portfolio, a performance, or an exam.
Mosman High can provide these courses within the context of an excellent comprehensive high school with a history of outstanding performance in the HSC in drama, academia, music, Chinese continuers and visual arts. Some Special Programs will be allocated additional hours, possibly after school.
Special Programs Facilities
Facilities include theatre spaces for drama which have sophisticated lighting and sound equipment.
The visual arts faculty has its own building which houses five art rooms, two darkrooms, a resource room, excellent kiln facilities and a new multimedia computer facility. The music department has, apart from three excellent music rooms, several tutorial rooms, including a specialised drum room and three performance spaces. Chinese is delivered in a unique environment with the support of the NSW DoE Confucius Institute.
The objectives of the Special Programs are to:
provide opportunities for students to develop their creative and academic skills
provide opportunities for young people to express their own views, issues and concerns within a creative environment
recognise the need for commitment in the creative arts and learning generally
respond to a variety of resources
appreciate theatre, art and music as a community and cultural activity
provide opportunities for acceleration for academically able students
provide an educational environment to enable highly able students of Chinese to develop their full potential
Applications are open only to students currently residing within the catchment area and siblings.
Proof of address will be required to submit an application, audition or sit a test
One of: Utility bill / water rates / council rates / current lease / Centrelink
Criteria for Non-Local Applications
Out of area students will not be accepted into Special Programs for 2020.