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Hedland Senior High School is the only school that offers a Specialist Arts Program (S.A.P) outside of the Perth metropolitan area. The program is designed to extend talents and skills beyond regular curriculum and classroom projects. Hedland Senior High School is dedicated to offering quality educational experiences to each and every student, the Specialist Arts Program is a fun, informative and engaging way for students to be involved in that vision.

In 2021 the Specialist Arts Program aims to provide specialised training and industry relevant opportunities for Years 6 – 12 students interested in Dance, Drama, Show Choir, Music, Media, Photography and Visual Arts. Students will have opportunities for an arts discipline based focus to further develop their talents in the areas they are truly passionate about.

Specialist Arts classes will take place after school on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 2.30 – 4.00pm. Students will have the option to participate in a range of disciplines depending on their interests across Arts disciplines

The workshops are rigorously planned by the dedicated Arts team to engage and extend Specialist Arts students ensuring they build on knowledge, talents and skills in their chosen area/s. Students are expected to attend every workshop and participate in a range of performances and exhibitions throughout the year.

2022 SAP Schedule

Monday afternoons: (student will only participate in one of these options)



Visuals Arts

Tuesday afternoons: (student will only participate in one of these options)





This year Specialist Arts Students will have access to a variety of extra-curricular activities including YoHFest, incursions with Artists in Residence, SAP Showcases, WA Ballet, Awesome Arts, Hedland Youth Art Awards, FORM, Country week, Arts Away (1 week Arts camp) and many more!

Students who are interested in participating in the Specialist Arts Program for 2022 will be required to complete an application form and attend an audition. Information regarding auditions is located in the application pack. All students, regardless of whether they have previously been involved in the program or not, will need to re-apply. Applications are open for students in Years 6-12 in 2022.

Please be aware that the Specialist Arts Program is an extension course for students and will therefore incur an additional fee of $200 for the year to cover the cost of materials and resources.

Applications must be submitted during the audition (information in the application package) over Monday and Tuesday, 2.30 – 4.00pm, Week 3, Term 1, 2022. If you are unable to attend the set audition time, please contact the Arts Department to discuss alternatives. No further applications will be accepted as of the end Week 3, Term 1, 2022.

SAP Audition Package 2022