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MUSIC

 
 Explore
 
 Develop
 
 Create
 
 Respond 
 

 Music allows the children to extend their talent and use the curriculum delivered in the classroom to explore, develop, create and respond. When rehearsing and performing, students extend and consolidate their knowledge of:

  • Physical movement and co ordination with Dance
  • Mathematical skills with rhythm and beat
  • Understanding how words are woven into a song
  • How is history reflected in Music
  • Higher order thinking such as
    • Allowing students to think and create in complex patterns
    • Question their contribution as well as others in the group performances
    • How they all can improve and be the best they can be
 

 Classroom Music

In semester one student explore music with the emphasis on developing skills in:

  • Instrument technique
  • Playing tuned and untuned percussion instruments
  • Singing - accompanied and unaccompanied
  • Dance and movement activities
  • Beat, pitch, dynamics and tempo
  • Reading and playing notation

 

Instrumental Music

The Instrumental Music Program is an inclusive extracurricular program. Students in the program learn in small lesson groups and large band or string ensembles and perform at school, the Gold Coast eisteddfod, local community events and for recruitment sessions. The students learn musicianship, technique and valuable life skills such as; responsibility, team work and independence.
Students are offered positions in the program based on a thorough recruitment process where students will be tested for suitability on instruments (mouthpiece testing, rhythm, etc), music aptitude and general personal character. This process takes place to offer the most suitable instrument for the student.
Strings; Year 3 – 6 – Teacher – Mr Reuben McLean
Band; Year 4 – 6 – Teacher – Mrs Kayla Latter

 

Choirs

  •  Through an audition process student are selected to be part of the school choirs
  • ( Year 1-2 Choir, Year 3-4 Choir, Year 5-6 Choirs)
  • Rehearsals are conducted before school once a week from 7.45am to 8.45 am
  • The students enjoy a repertoire ranging from Popular Music, Part/Harmony singing and Rock n Roll classic