Music is taught once a week to all students by a music specialist. Lessons are planned under the Kodály philosophy of music education and incorporate Orff and Dalcroze pedagogical methods in teaching the Tanto Music Curriculum.
Students develop skills and understanding in the areas of: rhythm, melody, instruments, form, expressive elements, and listening appreciation. This is achieved through singing, movement, playing instruments, and performing, as well as learning the ukulele from Year 3-Year 7. "It is our firm conviction that mankind will live the happier when it has learned to live with music more worthily." ~ Zoltan Kodaly
Drama is an essential part of a young child's risk-taking and confidence-building work. Sharing, cooperating, trusting and performing allows young minds to overcome many personal and emotional barriers.
Children have Drama lessons spread over the year to work on improvisation, trust, script reading and public speaking. Year 1 enjoy the chance to learn about acting through role-play, trust exercises and short script experiences through lessons.
Once a year, the children in Year 2 and Year 3 rehearse for a short school play to their guardians. This is perfect preparation for the larger school production from Year 4-7 where we hire a theatre and put on a show with dancing, singing and acting to the whole school.
ART & CRAFT
Art & Craft lessons allow all children to explore thoughts, emotions, ideas and concepts through a wide range of media, such as painting, drawing, multimedia, collage, textiles and sculpture each year.
Our teachers are passionate about linking our curriculum learning to Arts & Crafts and the children enjoy a broad range of activities each year.
Physical Education is often not considered "Arts" but it plays an important role in problem-solving, creative thinking, performance, spatial awareness, confidence building and teamwork alongside the natural benefits of health and exercise.
Our specialist staff member creates a passionate, high-energy learning opportunity for all - with a great combination of competition and cooperation. We play rugby, football, cricket, athletics and badminton, as well as ice-skating in the winter. We also offer swimming lessons in Yr 4 and Yr 5 each year.