Music is taught as a specialist area of the curriculum from Pre-Primary to Year 4. Students have one hour a week learning Music.
Students listen, sing, play and respond to a wide range of repertoire through which core musical components are learned. Voice is the first instrument and emphasis is placed on being able to think and represent in parts to encourage development of the whole brain. Through scaffolded activities, students are given to opportunity to explore a range of percussion instruments, keyboards, ukulele and recorder to develop their understanding of music.
Through the teaching of the elements of music, students are empowered to express themselves musically, think in sound and to read and write music notation as they work towards becoming musically independent while having fun through the process. Collaborative works enables students’ creativity, giving them the opportunity to express themselves in simple composition tasks.