The Arts

Performing Arts- dance, drama, visual arts, media arts and music.

The Arts are a powerful mode of communication through which students explore and construct a sense of self and develop an understanding of the world around them. Our school's inquiry units provide a relevant and authentic context for students to create and respond to the arts. Wherever possible, Arts are taught through the units of inquiry and should support students' inquiries.

In addition, we have a specialist Performing Arts teacher who provides a 45 minute session per week for each class. Where possible, these lessons are linked to the Unit of Inquiry being taught in the classroom.

Throughout their time in preschool to year 6, students will have opportunities to play a variety of tuned, and untuned, instruments such as, recorder, ukulele and percussion. They will engage in singing and dance as well as elements of drama. Students have opportunities to perform in front of an audience through assemblies, learning journeys, external events and  PYP Exhibition.

An Instrumental Music Program (brass band) is provided to select students in years 5 and 6 and is led by a specialist teacher from the Instrumental Music Program. Students receive two 45 minute sessions per week.