Creative arts is mandatory for students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform.
Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.
Students can unleash their creative flair through dance and drama performances, competitions, exhibitions and enrichment programs.
Students with particular interests and talents can participate in local and statewide activities in visual arts, music, dance and drama.
Classes participate in specialist Music lessons with our Music Teacher, Mrs Anna Ossig-Bonanno on a term by term basis. These lessons develop understandings of the basics of music- rhythm, tone, tempo and basic notation.
Mrs Ossig-Bonanno leads students in choir, which rehearses once a week. Students perform in several events throughout the year including at school functions and in the community.
Students are able to participate in an instrumental group, including percussion and recorders. Students develop their understanding of tempo, timing, melody and notation as they create music together. The Instrumental group also performs at several community events throughout the year.
Mrs Pauline Welfare is our in-house potter who works with small groups to produce beautiful and functional pieces of art. Student works are displayed at local exhibitions and fairs held throughout the year, and are available for sale at the Annual school fete.
Teachers provide students with many opportunities to develop their artistic talents and to learn about art in the classroom through the visual arts strand of the Creative Arts Syllabus. Students produce many high-quality artworks which are displayed in the classrooms and around the school, and may also have opportunities to submit artworks to local shows and exhibitions.