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Creative arts

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.


All students participate in weekly music lessons with Ms Connor. Activities include singing, playing a range of musical instruments, appreciating music, creating and experimenting with sound, and learning elements of musical notation. 

Our school has a large and highly successful Instrumental Music Program, consisting of bands, strings, recorder and percussion ensembles. This program is run by the P&C Music Committee, who employ conductors for each ensemble. See the Instrumental Music Program page for more information.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts is taught by class teachers as part of the core curriculum. Students learn about making and appreciating art in a variety of media. Students' artworks are put on display in classrooms and at whole school events such as Education Week Open Day. 

Dance and Drama

Dance and Drama are taught by class teachers as part of the Creative Arts curriculum. Every second year, we engage specialist providers to provide Dance lessons to each class for one term, culminating in a Dance Showcase Performance. 

We also offer co-curricular Dance and Drama programs for students with a particular interest in these pursuits. See our Extra-curricular activities page for more information.