Learning and performance opportunities that connects students with Australia's leading creative arts professionals and their wealth of experience and networks
Catholic school students in the Diocese of Parramatta from Years 5 to 12 are encouraged to become a part of our creative and performing arts program, CAPTIVATE.
Whether just starting out or already accomplished in dance, drama, music or art, there’s something for everyone!
CAPTIVATE is committed to nurturing and developing student confidence and unlocking potential.
CAPTIVATE is home to a diverse and exceptional range of Australia’s leading industry professionals and specialist teachers. They know precisely how to share their passion and knowledge of techniques, style and performance expertise with our students, also showing them how to break into the creative and performing arts world. They focus on making creative and performing arts enjoyable to everyone, in a supportive and professional environment.
Whether you are a student or a school, CAPTIVATE has creative arts opportunities for you to be involved in.
Arts Factor is a free program of events that enables schools to share their arts learning and talents with each other. There will be many genre-specific Arts Factor events throughout the year. These events will take the form of Learning Exhibitions, Eisteddfods, Workshops and Projects.
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27 Jun 2022
A passionate educator and an esteemed musician, Our Lady of the Nativity Lawson music teacher Fiona Hill continues to build on her reputation as an emerging Australian composer after being named the inaugural winner of the prestigious Cipriani Film Scoring Competition based in Italy.
20 Jun 2022
St Luke's Catholic College Marsden Park Year 5 student Elijah Camerino is setting the world stage alight! The talented student has a lead role as Young Simba in Disney's The Lion King International Tour as it travels throughout Asia and the Middle East.
24 May 2022
Former St Thomas Aquinas Primary Springwood student Sean Cordeiro and fellow Blackheath artist Claire Healy have won the prestigious Sulman Prize for 2022 with their depiction of the fight between the warrior Raiko and the demon Shuten-dji.
23 May 2022
Organised by Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) in collaboration with Catholic Education (CEDP), the annual LIFTED Live Jr event is a dynamic day bringing Years 5 and 6 students together in music and faith.
05 Apr 2022
Students, parents and teachers flocked to St Andrews College Marayong (Senior Campus) recently for the annual Rock and Jazz Evening, hosted by ARIA Music Teacher of the Year, Antonio Chiappetta.
11 Mar 2022
Santa Sophia Catholic College student Anthony Theodosiadis has received a perfect 100% score and the Grand Prize for his entry in the January section of the International Youth Music Competition.
17 Nov 2021
Despite the challenges of completing HSC Music during COVID-19 lockdown, St Agnes Catholic High School Rooty Hill Year 12 student William Palaki’s final year at school ended on a high note.
27 Oct 2021
Eleven talented drama students from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s CAPTIVATE creative and performing arts program were awarded scholarships to the Australian Theatre for Young People’s (ATYP).