Whatever a student's artistic talent she will find an outlet for it within St Mary's vibrant creative performing arts scene. There are over 30 courses in Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Media,  as well as numerous opportunities to be involved through the extracurricular programme.

Each girl is encouraged to open her mind to a world of creative thinking, self-expression, visual communication and imagination. Whether she is an aspiring sculptor, flautist, documentary film maker or ballerina, she can follow her dream through her studies, or just enjoy taking part.

Years 7, 8, 9 and 10

Students study Art and Music in Years 7 and 8, and also sample Drama and Media Studies.

In Years 9 and 10, they then have the opportunity to choose from a range of options including Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Media Studies.

Years 11 and 12

Students are offered a range of Tertiary Entrance Scoring subjects and Wholly School Assessed subjects in Years 11 and 12: Visual Art, Dance, DramaMedia Production and Analysis and Music.

Creative and Performing Arts Festival

The Creative and Performing Arts Festival is a highlight of the school calendar.  Students participate in a wide range of cultural activities, including a wearable art performance, interhouse singing,  public speaking, debating, photography, a fashion parade of garments created by students from Fabrics Design and Technology, a live cook-off and a range of baking competitions. There is a huge instrumental and vocal component, with solo and ensemble performances.