The opportunity for our students to develop their capacities and passions in Music and the Performing Arts is an important and exciting part of our School’s culture and curriculum.
Students enjoy weekly music lessons with our specialist music teacher from Foundation to Year 6, having opportunities to learn how to play the recorder, ukulele, keyboard, drums, a range of percussion instruments and the guitar. Along with instrumental skills, students develop all-round theory, aural and analytical skills in music, helping to develop them as musicians.
Students also have the opportunity to engage in individual music lessons on a weekly basis through our partnership with Learning Through Music. For a small weekly fee, typically around $30, students are able to enjoy an individual lesson with a qualified tutor in the instrument of their choice.
Our instrumental tuition students perform each term at a special whole school performance assembly and are often members of our school Worship Band, which performs at our whole school Chapel service each Friday morning.
The quality of our Junior and Senior Choirs is legendary, and they frequently perform at a range of school and community events throughout the year, in addition to the statewide ‘Festival of Music’.
We are a Wakakirri school – Wakakirri is a creative and performing arts initiative whereby students combine their skills and talents in movement, drama, dance and acting by taking the stage to tell stories. Wakakirri is a wonderful opportunity for students to develop teamwork and performing skills, culminating in an exciting performance in front of thousands of people. We love participating on Wakakirri on a biennial basis,p reforming at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre!
An overview of our wide range of co-curricular Music and Performing Arts activities, includes:
- Wakakirri Drama productions
- Festival of Music
- Worship Band
- Junior and Senior Choir
- Instrumental lessons during the school day for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, violin, piano, guitar, electric bass, drums/percussion and voice(singing)
- Instrumental Concerts
- Opportunities to participate in external competitions, and to perform in the School and wider community