Arts

Music

Overview

Primary school: 

Primary students focus on singing and improvising a variety of Christian music. They imitate sounds and learn to recognize differences in tempo and volume. They begin to develop skills in creating music. Foundational music development is similar to language development. Students create musical conversations, learn about rhythm, add expressive movement and play simple instruments. Math-related songs introduce students to a new way to learn; technology helps students in reading music and counting beats.The vision for the primary division is to establish a junior choir as well as instrumental ensembles to expose students to and develop their performance skills.

Secondary school: 

High school students generally develop their music skills for the purpose of performance and conceptualization of musical concepts. At this level they increase technical and interpretative skills, although music is also taught for appreciation and character building/development. Students enjoy the benefits of their hard work through performing for an audience. Extended opportunities: Secondary students meet twice per week, once for vocal music and once for instrumental lessons in piano, guitar or recorder. Three choirs/ensembles have been formed:  the junior choir for years 1-3, the upper primary choir for years 4-6, and the secondary choir for years 7-12.  These groups meet in addition to class time; involvement is compulsory in years 1-6 and by audition in years 7-12. Each school term includes a recital; term 1 is for Easter, term 2 is the gospel concert, term 3 is the Eisteddfod  music and drama festival in Kalgoorlie, and term 4 is an instrumental recital.

Visual Arts

Overview

All students participate in a weekly, one- or two-hour lesson; this includes the exploration of ideas and conventions of different cultures and times, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks. For high school divisions students in years 11 and 12 are enrolled in WACE art subjects, such as Visual Arts. The main emphasis is on use of materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions. The students learn the importance of Visual Arts as an equivalent means of communication in comparison to other conventional means. Our intent is to establish an Arts Centre in the near future. The Centre would serve the community as a gallery, as well as a place to encourage students to be involved in meaningful activities that enhance and build their characters to become responsible citizens. In addition, all students present work at the annual CAPS Coolgardie

Art Exhibition. 

Vision

Visual Arts establishes confidence in the students to present artworks and to describe how they have used visual conventions, and exposes them to four teaching strategies: Guided Activity, Guided Exploration, Focused Exploration and Free Exploration. This vision is achieved, in part, through excursions that provide exposure to galleries, workshops, exhibitions and national / international arts activities for children. 

Term Dates

Semester 1

Semester 2

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