The Arts: An Overview

Vibrant and full of life, The Arts department is a spirited display of the heart and soul of Fairholme College. An avenue of creativity and self-expression, The Arts offers students an opportunity to acquire academic competencies and interpersonal skills through involvement in the artistic process.

The cultural profile of the College is enriched by a strong set of performance events to showcase the highly valued depth and talent of the girls:

  • Kaleidoscope of The Arts
  • Junior and Middle School Lunchtime Concerts
  • Senior School Recitals
  • Junior, Middle and Senior School Assemblies
  • Singout Festival and Stringout Festival
  • City of Toowoomba Eisteddfod
  • Music Camp
  • Arts Presentation Evening
  • GetSmART – College Arts Festival
  • Fairholme Old Girls’ Association functions and events
  • College services / events
  • Co-productions / musicals
  • Touring opportunities

We look forward to welcoming your daughter to the wonderful world of The Arts at Fairholme College. See the Co-Curricular Art Timetable ›

The Arts Facilities

  • The Patrea O’Shea Performing Arts Centre, home to specialist studios for Music and Dance tuition and rehearsal
  • 12 individual practice rooms for instrumental lessons and boarder practice
  • Visual arts studio
  • Drama classroom
  • Dance Studio

The Arts as a Subject

Fairholme College includes arts activities for all year levels from the Prep through to Year 12. Students may participate in The Arts through both academic programs in class and also the thriving co-curricular program outside of school hours. Students will be introduced to all, or a combination, of classroom subjects.

Toowoomba Eisteddfod 2017

Junior Chorale
Congratulations to Mrs Belinda Eldridge, Mrs Anne Thomas and the Junior School Chorale girls who performed beautifully at the Toowoomba Eisteddfod last Thursday night. They were awarded a fabulous 2nd PLACE in the Spiritual Hymn Singing section and a Highly Commended in the Primary School A Grade section for their delightful performance of ‘Mama, Teach Me the Blues’ and a moving tribute, ‘Lest we Forget’, in the Primary A Grade Choirs section. Sincere appreciation is extended to Ms Eduarda van Klinken, Mrs Brigid Baker and Mrs Erin Tonscheck, for their kind support and supervision, and to our patient parents who had quite a long evening.

We wish the Junior Chorale all the very best with their next event, the ‘Voices from the Trenches Festival’ on the weekend of Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May.

College, Middle & Senior Chamber Choirs Success!

Congratulations to Mr Alexander Dixon, Mrs Elizabeth Egan, Mrs Christine Lebsanft and the members of the College, Middle and Senior Chamber Choirs on their recent performances at the 2017 Toowoomba Eisteddfod!

The members of all three choirs were impressive, both in their on-stage performances and in the way they conducted themselves as audience members.

On Friday night, the College Choir received a fabulous second place in the Secondary School Choirs section and a Highly Commended in the Secondary School Modern Choir section. The Senior Chamber Choir were impressive in the Vocal Ensemble section (Max. 16 voices), giving a moving performance of ‘Psalm 23’.

On Saturday evening, our College Choir sang absolutely beautifully in both the Secondary School Spiritual/ Gospel and Hymn Singing sections, and were awarded 1st PLACE in the latter section, receiving the Gwenda Jones Memorial Shield! Our Senior Chamber Choir girls performed in the Secondary School Folk Singing Ensemble section (max. 16 voices), singing two contrasting songs that were just amazing and they were awarded 2nd PLACE.

The combined results of our choir’s performances across these three sections on Saturday evening meant that Fairholme College was the recipient of the Toowoomba Philharmonic Shield, achieving the highest aggregate points! A wonderful achievement given the standard of competition from the many Toowoomba schools that competed!

On Sunday afternoon, the members of our Middle School Chamber Choir competed in the Middle School Vocal Ensemble (5 – 16 voices) and were awarded 2nd PLACE for their sensitive presentation.

Vocal Music and Speech & Drama Results
In addition to our Choral Music involvement, the Toowoomba Eisteddfod has seen many of our students also compete in the numerous Vocal Music and Speech and Drama Group sections. We are extremely proud of all of our girls who have had the courage to perform in these solo and small groups sections. Myriad wonderful individual results were achieved.

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Arts Calendar

27
May
Junior School Choral - Voices from the Trenches Rehearsal - Downlands College, 12.45 - 2.15pm
AMEB Exams, P23 Performing Arts Department

28
May
Junior School Choral - Voices from the Trenches Concert - Downlands College, 3 - 5pm
Junior School Choral - Voices from the Trenches Rehearsal - Downlands College, 12.30 - 3pm
AMEB Exams, P23 Performing Arts Department

29
May
CANCELLED Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsals- P23, Performing Arts Building, 4.45 – 6.15pm
Years 3 and 4 Lunchtime Concert - L Assembly, 12.30-1.30pm

31
May
Years 5 and 6 Lunchtime Concert - L Assembly, 12.30-1.30pm

02
Jun
Years 1 and 2 Lunchtime Concert - L Assembly, 12.30-1.30pm

04
Jun
Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsal - P23 Performing Arts Building, 2–4pm

04
Jun
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - FairholmeCollege, 2 – 5pm
AMEB Examination - Strings - P23, Performing Arts Building, 9.30 - 4.15pm

05
Jun
NO REHEARSAL - Fairholme Grammar Orchestra

06
Jun
SOFA Meeting - P22 Performing Arts Building, 6.30-7.30pm

07
Jun
String Out 2017 at the Empire Theatre

10
Jun
AMEB Woodwind Examinations - P23 Performing Arts Building 9.30 - 4pm
AMEB Flute Exams- New Chapel, 9 - 5pm

11
Jun
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 1–5pm

12
Jun
Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsals - P23, Performing Arts Building, 4.45 – 6.15pm
Fairholme Grammar Musical - Acting with Leads - Fairholme Assembly Hall Stage, 4 - 5.30pm

The Arts at Fairholme

Keeping in Touch

Any enquiries regarding The Arts, including event information and results, can be directed to Mrs Kathy Siebuhr, Assistant to Performing & Visual Arts Departments email: Kathy.siebuhr@fairholme.qld.edu.au