Whatever a student's artistic talent she will find an outlet for it within St Mary's vibrant creative and performing arts scene. There are over 30 courses in Visual Arts and Design, 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.

Creative and Performing Arts Festival (CAPAF)

CAPAF 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.

CAPAF is a feast of talent across the arts and includes:

  • Interhouse singing
  • Music - a huge instrumental and vocal component, with solo and ensemble performances
  • Music, dance and drama concert
  • Public speaking contest
  • Cake baking competition
  • Display of handicrafts including cross-stitch, jewellery and dressmaking
  • Photography competition
  • Art display
  • Computer-generated art
  • Spelling Bee competition
  • Wearable Art fashion parade
  • TheatreSports activities