Visual & Performing Arts
Our programs are geared towards various age groupings and interests and include music, drama, visual art, debating, public speaking and speech and communication.
Moreton Bay Boys’ College recognises that effective communication skills are fundamental to success in all facets of life. There are two extra-curricular programmes at the College that are designed to develop clear, confident and expressive communication skills.
Art Club and Lunchtime Art Club enables supplementary art instruction and develops skills in cartooning, sculpture and painting, resulting in exciting works of art.
As well as competing in Eisteddfods, boys in the Middle and Senior Schools can enter the arena of competitions such as Rostrum and The Moreton Bay Friendly.
MBBC enters teams in the Queensland Debating Union (QDU) competition, teaching boys about the complexities of debating, especially the value of meticulous preparation.
MBBC have also twice been host to the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships hosting more than 150 students from 15 countries including Asia, Europe, Africa, The Middle East, America, Canada and the UK.
Speech and Communication
Lessons are taken individually or in pairs or trios and focus on clear speech, vocal range, text interpretation, public speaking, interpersonal communication skills, presentation skills and performance. Students can also choose to develop individual acting skills. Students are provided performance opportunities throughout the school year in a variety of forums. Additionally students can elect to take examinations to benchmark their development with Trinity Guildhall or the Australian Music Examinations Board. These examinations in the past have provided students with post-school pathways into tertiary education. Lessons can take place during class time on a rotational timetable. More information can be found here.
Group Drama classes are offered after school in certain year levels. Various dramatic forms are explored such as creative movement, improvisation, mime, clowning, play-building, process and collage drama and play production. Presentation opportunities are provided throughout the school year. An enquiry-based approach to learning is valued with a focus on process, not just product. During lessons students practise a variety of appropriate social skills in a safe and supportive environment. Download an application form here.2013 MBBC Group Drama
Both drama and Speech and Communication programmes are conducted by qualified and experienced tutors. For further information about either programme please contact the current programme teacher, Mrs Karen Neale (mandkneale@)bigpond.com).