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.
In Visual Arts tudents develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in making artworks informed by their investigations of the world as subject matter, use of expressive forms, and consideration of the audience for their works. They also develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in appreciating their own artworks and those of others, recognising some relationships between artists, artworks, audiences and how the world is interpreted.
In Music, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding in performing music of different styles and from different times and cultures by singing, playing and moving, and in organising sound into musical compositions using musical concepts. They also develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in listening to and discussing their own music and that of other.
Kindergarten: All Kindergarten students participate in a weekly percussion lesson with our specalist music teacher. These lessons introduce the students to musical concepts and percussion instruments.
Years 1 and 2: All students in stage 1 learn the ukulele during weekly lessons with our specalist music teacher. Students learn to play and compose simple songs, how to care for an instrument and the beginnings of reading music.
Years 3 -6: Clovelly Public School offers a band program for students in Years 3-6. The Band program is managed by the Friends of the Band, a subcommittee of the parents and citizens' association. We have an extensive program with no less than five bands involving children from Years 3 to 6. For more info about the band program, please visit https://clovellypublicpandc.com/our-services/band.
In Drama, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding in making drama collaboratively by taking on roles and creating imagined situations shaped by the elements of drama, and in performing drama by actively engaging in drama forms. They also develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in appreciating their own dramatic works and those of others.
All students in Kindergarten, Year 1 and 2 participate in class drama activities with their class teacher. These lessons develop skills including creativity, enquiry, communication, empathy, self confidence, cooperation, leadership and negotiation. Most importantly, drama activities are fun – making learning both enjoyable and memorable.
All students in Year 3-6 participate in weekly drama lessons with a specialist drama teacher. During these lessons, students learn the art of performance, theatre techniques and develop the confidence to perform in front of an audience.
Yr 6 Production:
The Year 6 Production is a highlight of the final year at Clovelly and is seen as a recognition and celebration of their time at our school. Students are taught theatre skills by an experienced drama teacher with the final product being 5 entertaining and rewarding nights for both parents and their children.
In Dance, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding in composing their own dances using the elements and contexts of dance and in performing their own dances and the dances of others from different times and cultures. They also develop knowledge, skills and understanding in appreciating their own dances and those of others.
In addition to the in class dance program, students who display talent and/or interest in dance are invited to compete in showcase or the Dance Sport Gala Challenge
Showcase Dance: Students are invited to join one of two school dance troupes where they learn the choreography for modern dances. These dance troupes regularly perform at school events, as well as the Showcase interschool concert at South Jnrs each year.
Dance Sport Gala: The ballroom dancing program ‘DanceSport’ is open to Year 5 students each year. Professional ballroom dancing instructors teach students the Jive, Salsa, Cha-Cha and Tango throughout the term. They then compete alongside 1400 other students at the DanceSport gala, with the school representatives competing for the school under the scrutiny of ballroom dancing judges.