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Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

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Telephone 02 9630 4116

Emailnorthmead-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

CAPA Audition information

Northmead CAPA High School

Semester 2 Auditions for 2022

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Northmead Creative & Performing Arts High School. Our curriculum teaching programs include: Circus, Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts across year groups 7 - 12 with our auditioned students forming our Gifted or High Potential classes. Additionally, our ensemble groups and companies, support and extend opportunities for students, through a range of performances, interests and skill development. 

Changing Covid - 19 restrictions have made holding our Capa Auditions at school quite challenging over the last year.

For our Semester 2 CAPA Auditions it was decided to move our auditions to an online process to take away any uncertainty.

This change means that the CAPA Audition application form is now completed online and parents and students will now need to upload their documentation into the application form.

Students will also now need to submit a Video audition.

Refer to specific information about Audition Video or Portfolio requirements in each of the CAPA areas listed below.



An online audition process requires candidates to submit:

  1. Introduction Video for Circus, Dance, Music, and Visual Arts
  2. Audition Video and Portfolio for Visual Arts
  3. Supporting documentation including: 
  • Two most recent school reports
  • Most recent portrait photo of the candidate (head and shoulders)
  • Two middle pages of the most recent NAPLAN results (Year 3 if student did not sit Year 5 Naplan)
  • Reference letter from a current tutor or teacher referee if applicable 

Step 1

Stage 1 - Record an Introduction Video using the questions given in each CAPA area. This video should be between 2 - 3 minutes in length.

Note: For Drama auditions, the Introduction Video is part of the Audition Video, therefore only one video attachment is required.

Step 2

Record an Audition Video or attach a Portfolio for Visual Arts of your performance or work demonstrating skills and repertoire for the area(s) that you are applying for. If applying for more than one subject, a separate Audition Video for each CAPA area is required, however only one Introduction Video will be necessary in your application. Please review videos before sending, ensuring that it is appropriate for the audition.

All videos should be attached in mp4 file format.

Refer to specific information about Audition Video or Portfolio requirements in each of the CAPA areas listed below.

CIRCUS audition information

DANCE audition information

DRAMA audition information

MUSIC - Both Vocal and Instrument audition information

VISUAL ARTS audition information

Step 3

For each CAPA area, a $50 application fee is required. For example, if applying for both Music and Drama, the fee is $100.  Multiple submissions including audition videos should be submitted at the same time as one application. Payment can be made online at northmead-h.schools.nsw.gov.au. You will be notified via email upon successful receipt of the application, and payment of the audition fee. Please take note of your receipt number as you will need to submit this in the application form.

Step 4

Submit both Introduction and Audition Videos/Portfolio along with your completed application and supporting documentation.

You will need to sign in to a Google account, either your own or your childs, to access the form and upload your files into the form.

Step 5

Stage 2 - Candidates who are successful in the initial application submission via Video Audition or Portfolio will be notified by Friday 29th October 2021. Arrangements will be made for an online meeting interview with additional performance repertoire requirements. Candidates who are unsuccessful will be provided with feedback regarding their performances and applications.

General selection criteria to attend Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School 

• Proven involvement/experience and expertise in the creative and/or performing arts

• A strong academic record 

• Positive behaviour and attendance record 

• Proven record of involvement in other extra-curricular activities 

• Successful submission of audition video and selection by the panel via interview