Music is taught from Kindergarten to Year 6 and is part of the Australian Curriculum – The Arts. Music programs provide opportunities to enhance student learning, achievement and performance in music and arts education.
All students have the opportunity to be actively involved for 40 minutes each week in learning music through singing and playing. They have opportunities in the music classroom to compose, create and perform music while developing a repertoire of songs that target specific skills appropriate to their level of learning music. Creative movement is also integrated encouraging spatial awareness. Students learn graphic and traditional notation in rhythm and melody.
Years 3 – 6 students are given the opportunity to join the Choir program. The Choir rehearses once per week on Wednesday morning. Traditionally, the school Choir has performed at school assemblies and special events throughout the school year. The Choir also participates in the Combined Schools Choir, culminating in an end of year performance with the combined Schools Band at the My State Bank Arena.
Waimea Heights Primary School focuses on active participation in music. Through individual and collaborative experiences that engage, inspire and enrich, students are given opportunities to continually develop their music skills and knowledge. Students are encouraged to reach their potential by using their music skills, imagination, creativity and expression. These individual and collaborative experiences assist students to appreciate and engage in music practices at their level of skills, knowledge and understandings, as well as laying a foundation for ongoing music learning and development throughout their lives. The fostering of making connections across other arts forms of Dance and Visual Art is promoted and integrated into the music curriculum.