Music, Drama, Visual Arts, Dance and Media
The Arts, one of our eight areas of study, includes Music, Drama, Visual Arts, Dance and Media. Arts are an important part of our daily lives, in which people participate and enjoy. Arts play a central role in both our social and cultural identities.
For students, The Arts help develop character and encourages students to show that they are individuals. The 8 Areas of Study become a vehicle for self-expression, while increasing physical and mental conditioning, developing co-ordination, communication, and helping to build self esteem and confidence.
Schools are not designed to develop students’ skills necessarily for the theatre, but to develop their personal and individual qualities.
Music is a wonderful skill for any child, but new research shows how learning music can help your child:
- improve reasoning capacity and problem solving skills
- improve maths and language performance
- improve memory
- increase social and team skills
(Quote from Australian Music Association Brochure “Music Makes the Difference” 2001)
Willunga Choir (Years 5, 6 and 7)
Students in this Choir learn music for the Adelaide Primary Schools Festival of Music. A selection of students are chosen each year to represent the school and perform at the Festival Theatre. This is a wonderful event and opportunity for students to perform with others in a professional setting, and a rewarding experience that will stay with them for life.
Students in Years 5,6 and 7 have the opportunity to study an instrument in brass, woodwind, percussion or electric bass. These instruments are taught on a weekly basis during class time. Lessons are provided by an instrumental music teacher from the DECD instrumental music service. Instruments are organised and hired by the student’s family.
If you have any enquires regarding the music program please contact the Willunga Primary School Music teacher.