Explore – Create – Perform

The Creative Arts Programs offered at Canterbury Public School are designed to foster students' abilities and love of music and the arts.  We want as many students as possible to have access to the creative experiences we offer.

We provide many opportunities for your child to learn a musical instrument, experience the pleasures of creating and performing for an audience, exploring and developing their creative aptitudes, and developing collaboration and team work skills.


String Program

All students wishing to participate must be having weekly lessons during school term, either with a tutor at school or an external tutor of your choice, for at least one term prior to joining an ensemble. Students must also commit to weekly ensemble rehearsals.

Ensembles & Rehearsal Times:

Junior Strings (Monday, 8:30am)

Senior Strings (Wednesdays, 8:00am)

Stringlets (Wednesday, 8:50am) *from week 7, term 1 2019

All rehearsals are conducted in the school hall

Strings Coordinator:

Ms Rhea Sullivan BMus MMus

Band Program

All students are eligible to join the Training Band from year 3 and are not required to read music or play an instrument. However they do have to demonstrate their commitment by attending weekly rehearsals and tutorials, and practising music at home. School Bands Australia run the band program at CPS.

Ensembles & Rehearsal Times:

Training Band (Wednesdays, 3:20pm)

Concert Band (Thursdays, 3:20pm)

All rehearsals are conducted in the school hall

Band Coordinator:

Mr Martin Davison

Drama Program

All students In Years 5 and 6 are eligible to join the Drama Club with no experience necessary. A commitment is required by attending weekly rehearsals. Ms Karla Sevenoaks coordinates this program.

Rehearsal Times:

Lunchtimes on a Tuesday 11:20-12:10pm


Chess Club

All students are eligible to join the Chess Club with no experience necessary. A commitment is required by attending weekly sessions. Mr Matthew Panayoptopoulos and Mrs Jenny Parkes coordinate this program.

Chess Club Times:

Monday 8:30am in the library



CPS has two choirs - Junior Choir for years K-2 and Senior Choir for years 3-6.

Choirs & Rehearsal Times:

Junior Choir (Friday, 8:40am, Kindergarten Rooms)

Senior Choir (Thursday, 8:40am, Creative Arts Room)

Choirs Coordinators:

Mrs Meghan Ryan, Ms Amatullah Sheikh and Ms Anaita Talati

Dance Groups

CPS also runs junior and senior dance groups.

Group Lesson & Rehearsal Times:

Junior Dance (Tuesdays, First-half lunchtime)

Senior Dance (Thursday, First-half lunchtime)

All rehearsals are conducted in the school hall

Dance Coordinator:

Ms Georgia Kalis

Art Club

CPS also runs junior and senior art club.

Art Club Studio Times:

Junior Art Club (Semester 1: Wednesdays, Lunchtime)

Senior Art Club (Semester 2: Wednesdays, Lunchtime)

Art Club is conducted in the room 3/4KM.

Art Club Coordinator:

Mrs Rana Matar

Green Thumbs Garden Club

Green Thumbs is a great way to learn all about growing food and sustainable living practices.

Green Thumbs Times:

Green Thumbs is every Friday morning 8:30am in the garden

Green Thumbs Coordinators:

Mrs Anna Murray and Ms Kim Santarossa

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