The Northern Bay P-12 College’s Arts Centre of Excellence is being developed in 2020 with a view to commence embedding priorities into the 2021 curriculum.

The Centre's aspirations

We will offer all students opportunities to explore a rich arts education with classes in music, drama, dance, media and visual arts. Staff will be creating and working together to implement a positive effect on student’s lives, our community and future generations to come, in an influential and artistic way. We are committed to the journey and to encourage the creativity of all through an enhanced experience and a quality Arts education. Performing and Visual Arts prepares students to creatively and academically interact in our ever-changing world.

IMPACT’s mission is to foster independent thinking in a creative and challenging world by providing a diverse curriculum for all students, extending creative and talented individuals and to offer preparation for higher education and professions in the arts. Developing pathways locally, state wide and nationally to address student dreams and fulfil potential.

Launching in 2021

Making an IMPACT


Through IMPACT, Northern Bay College will strive to inspire students to hold the arts in the highest regard, and to be actively involved in their education through creative inquiry and risk-taking. We will champion the arts as a relevant, critical, and essential part of our academic and personal lives and embrace creative ideas together.

In order to create a sense of community amongst all our students, we will foster and continue to develop the following values:

  • A passion for the arts, shared with others through working together and creative efforts;
  • A respect for diversity of thoughts and others;
  • A standard of professionalism through students’ actions;
  • A commitment to excellence in learning, teaching, research and performance;
  • An immersive curriculum that equips students to create solutions for the world we live in;
  • A commitment towards progressive evaluation and improvement of our curricular endeavours.

The Arts is about Creativity and Expression

  • We will develop individuality by exploring ideas, and by providing students with the skills to transform them into a reality for all to see, hear and experience.
  • We will make learning accessible, fun, rewarding, thought provoking and meaningful.
  • We will inspire our students to want to learn through an education which stimulates them, and they want to develop their skills beyond what they have learnt in the classroom.
  • We believe in imagination and where it can take us. We believe everyone has the potential to be creative and to link to all areas of the curriculum with an important link to literacy.
  • We believe all students can succeed, that learning is ongoing and essential to the individual, and crucial in social development and understanding.
  • We are interested in new ideas and encouraging students to look beyond themselves to explore. We are interested in diverse activities, new platforms of expression, risk-taking and promoting self-discovery.