Lithgow High School

Per ardua ad astra - through adversity to the stars

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Creative & Performing Arts

The Creative and Performing Arts Faculty  has a long and proud tradition of excellence at Lithgow High School. We run courses in Art, Film Making, Music and Drama and regularly achieve outstanding results in the School Certificate and HSC.

Creative Arts

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"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he or she grows up" Pablo Picasso.

 Below are a selection of artworks for Art Express from Year 12 Lithgow High School students.







Performing Arts


This part of the Faculty has a large extra-curricular programme including an annual musical that is regarded as a highlight of the town calendar. Recent musicals include "The King and I", "My Fair Lady", "Camelot", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat" and "West Side Story". The school runs a studio band that performs a range of music from blues and jazz to rock and ska. We conduct an annual tour performing shows to primary school audiences that are always enthusiastically received. The band also plays at events around the Lithgow area.

Drama also enjoys a high profile, in particular our Film Making department. These students learn their Drama skills through the medium of film and students regularly enter their completed projects in film competitions and festivals. In recent years our students have had two films selected to tour New South Wales in travelling film festivals and in 2008 our students won the prestigious Robin Anderson Film Award, a national award for young filmmakers.