The Arts

Performing & Visual Art

The Arts are unique, expressive, creative and communicative forms that engage students in critical and creative thinking and help them understand themselves and the world. In every society the Arts play a pivotal role socially, economically and culturally. The Arts encourage the development of skills and the exploration of technologies, forms and processes through single and multimodal forms. They fuel the exploration of ideas that cross the gamut of human emotions and moods through holistic learning using cognitive, emotional, sensory, aesthetic, kinaesthetic and physical fields.

The Arts domain allows students to create and critically explore visual culture, performances in contemporary and traditional genres, and works that involve the fusion of traditional forms with digital media. Engagement in the Arts involves the inspired and passionate exploration of ideas and the resultant products and performances. By their very nature, the Arts nurture cultural understanding, invention, new directions and new technology. Imagination and creativity, pivotal to the Arts, are essential to our wellbeing because we create much of our world in order to enhance our experiences and understandings of the diverse perspectives that constitute our cultural heritage.

Learning in the Arts is sequential and students have a continuous experience in the different arts disciplines they undertake at a particular level. At all levels students experience learning in Performing Arts (Dance, Drama and Music) and Visual Arts (Art, including two-dimensional and three-dimensional) disciplines and forms.

Our whole school production is a highlight of our school year with all students participating.

An elective instrumental program enables children to learn a range of instruments, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, violin and keyboard.