The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. The five Arts subjects in the Australian Curriculum are Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, and Visual Arts. Together they provide opportunities for students to learn how to create, design, represent, communicate and share their imagined and conceptual ideas, emotions, observations and experiences.
The Arts entertain, challenge, provoke responses and enrich our knowledge of self, communities, world cultures and histories. The Arts contribute to the development of confident and creative individuals, nurturing and challenging active and informed citizens. Learning in the Arts is based on cognitive, affective and sensory/kinaesthetic response to arts practices as students revisit increasingly complex content, skills and processes with developing confidence and sophistication across their years of learning.
Music at Aranmore Catholic Primary School consists of one classroom music lesson per week and liturgical singing from Pre-Primary to Year 6.
Children in Years 4 – 6 will, by invitation, also have the opportunity to participate in the choir and school band.
An instrumental programme is offered to students in Year 1-Year 6 with tutors offer lessons in the following instruments:
Junior students: Piano, Violin, Guitar, Voice, Drums
Middle/Upper students: Piano, Violin, Guitar, Voice, Drums and dependent on the size of the student, Flute, Clarinet, Cello, Saxophone, Keyboard
Lessons are conducted in pairs or small groups and are held next door to the school in our Music House at 26 Brentham Street, Leederville.
Each year, Aranmore Catholic Primary School participates in the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival in Term Three.
The Visual Arts are integrated within the classroom curriculum at Aranmore Catholic Primary School. Each year, as a culmination of the year’s work, an Art Show is hosted so that the community can appreciate the work that is being done in this area.
Drama, Media Arts and Dance
Drama, Media Arts and Dance are integrated within the classroom curriculum. The children have the opportunity to display their learning at assemblies which are held throughout the year. Each year, Aranmore Catholic Primary School participates in the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival in Term Three.