PSPC we understand the importance that the arts has on a child’s development. Today’s
children are constantly surrounded by stimuli and information that make
attention and concentration difficult. Usually, the stimuli that attract the
most attention are those that have nothing to do with school. So, we have to
get students to feel interested in academic content. Studies have shown that art
can improve their attention. The arts teaches children that real problems
usually have more than one possible solution, that it is necessary to analyse
tasks from different perspectives, that imagination is a powerful guide in
resolution processes or that there are not always defined rules when they have
to make decisions.
When artistic disciplines are integrated into teaching
practices, creative and divergent thinking is promoted in students and they
develop deeper thinking. Neuroscience is showing that artistic activities involving
different brain regions, particularly musical, promote the development of
The Australian Curriculum: The Arts offers students the
opportunity to study all five subjects in the primary years of schooling.
At PSPC we value the Arts, hosting an annual Arts Show,
showcasing the works of our students and staff across the 5 strands of the arts
for our community. We harness the creativity of our students and staff to
create an end of year concert, acknowledging the great work we do together.
Our music program focusses on the concepts and
materials of music to compose, improvise, arrange, perform, conduct and respond
to students own and others’ work. They learn the elements of music including
duration (rhythm and tempo), dynamics, form, pitch (melody and harmony), and
timbre (sound texture and quality). Students apply this knowledge to the
materials of music, including the voice, body, instruments and found sound
sources (natural and manufactured objects including stones, household objects
and so on).
All students in Year 2 go through a recruitment process and are tested for their musical aptitude. Students demonstrating a high level of musical skills will be invited to participate
in the program at the commencement of the following year.
If students in Years 3-6 wish to join the program they will need to meet certain criteria. Please see Mrs Burley or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Tuition offered in
this program includes violin, viola, cello and double bass. Students may hire cello or double bass from PSPC if available. Students playing violin or viola will need to supply their own.
At PSPC our choirs encourage students to learn and perform songs at school and in public. We have a Year 1- 2 choir and a Year 3-6 Choir. Both choirs require a year long commitment
and all students are welcome to join their respective choir. Preps may have the opportunity to join the 1-2 choir for end of year performances.
In dance, students will develop knowledge, understanding and
skills to communicate ideas using the elements of dance, including space, time,
dynamics and relationships. They will work with the body as the instrument and
movement as the medium of dance, using dance composition processes to explore,
organise and refine movement for choreography and performance.
In drama, students explore, depict and celebrate human
experience by imagining and representing other people through live enactment.
Drama is a collaborative art, combining physical, verbal, visual and aural
dimensions. In drama students experience theatre and develop an understanding
of the performer/audience relationship.
The PSPC Drama club has developed and performed performances
for our art shows and end of year concerts.
In media arts, students develop knowledge, understanding and
skills in the creative use of communications technologies and digital materials
to tell stories and explore concepts for diverse purposes and audiences. Media
artists represent the world using platforms such as television, film, video,
newspapers, radio, video games, the internet and mobile media. Produced and
received in diverse contexts, these communication forms are important sources
of information, entertainment, persuasion and education and are significant
In visual arts students learn through direct engagement with
two-dimensional, three-dimensional and four-dimensional art and design
practices and concepts, theories, histories and critiques. They develop skills,
knowledge, understandings and techniques as artists, designers, critics and
audiences. Students learn to explore ideas through imaginative engagement,
making and presenting art, craft and design works, and engaging critically with
these works and processes.