This is exactly what we’ve been doing for over thirty years. We strongly believe that our legacy of successful students stands as a testament to both our approach and our philosophy.
It is our intention that all students have the opportunity to discover and develop their talents within a supportive school environment. The vitality, diversity and creativity that we can offer through our educational programmes will help foster true Australian and world citizens.
Our history that has shown that only The McDonald College has been able to simultaneously achieve a high level academic education and solid Performing Arts training for our students. Continuing this unique immersive approach students today enjoy on average ten hours or more a week in dedicated Performing Arts tuition. Further, they are surrounded by like-minded students, teachers and industry specialists who all share a passion to perform and gain new opportunities.
Students choose a High Performance stream of their choice across Acting, Ballet, Dance, Music, Musical Theatre or Elite Tennis. With 2.5 hours dedicated to the stream of their choice each day, students engage in a full academic program, which is tailored around their Performing Arts/Elite Sport timetable. This ensures that students are prepared academically whilst pursuing their passion.
Performing Arts Centre
Entry Scholarships are offered to exceptional applicants and are typically awarded in the format of a partial fee reduction on Tuition Fees, that is the Combined Academic and Performing Arts Fees.
Friday 13 March – OPEN DAY
Tuesday 17 March – KINDY EXPERIENCE DAY
Friday 27 March – AUDITIONS
Thursday 7 May – OPEN MORNING
Wednesday 13 May – KINDY EXPERIENCE DAY
Wednesday 20 May – TENNIS OPEN DAY
Friday 12 June – AUDITIONS
Tuesday 28 July – KINDY EXPERIENCE DAY
Friday 31 July – OPEN DAY
Wednesday 12 August – YEAR 7 PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES, INFORMATION EVENING
Wednesday 19 August – TENNIS OPEN DAY
Friday 4 September – AUDITIONS
Thursday 15 October – OPEN MORNING
Wednesday 21 October – TENNIS OPEN DAY
Thursday 12 November – OPEN MORNING