At Sacred Heart School The Arts program is offered to all children from the kindy to year six classes.
The Arts consists of; Music, Visual Art, Dance and Drama
Music is taught once a week to students from pre-primary to year six. The focus areas are Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Form and Expression. These are ares within the Australia Curriculum and aim to engage students in a music rich environment to prepare them for recorder playing from the years four to six classes. At Sacred Heart School we want to provide the students with an opportunity to learn an instument before entering Secondary School.
Music terminology and note reading becomes a focus in middle and upper primay years and also immersion in rhythm activities to strengthen musicianship.
Hymn singing also provides the opportunity for the children to learn the songs for our celebrations of the sacraments and the fortnightly Eucharistic celsebrations organised by each class worship for our fortnightly whole school masses on alternate Wednesdays.
At Sacred Heart School, a comprehensive Art programme is offered from kindy to year six classes. The Arts program is conducted in the first semester of the school year.
Students cover the four main art outcomes of the Australian Curriculum these include; Art Ideas, Art Skills and Processes, Art Responses and Art in Society.
Art strengthens the mind, imagination and spirit and the ongoing patterning also strengthens mathematical ability. Students engage in activities such as mixed media, collage, sculpture, painting (using different mediums), textiles (using elements such as line, space, shape, and pattern).
Drama and Dance
The second semester of the school year provides students with either Drama or Dance over a two year cyclical period.
Drama and Dance are areas of the curriculum that enable children who are bodily kinaesthetic or language smart to shine.
Public Speaking, Role Play, Mime, Dance and Movement require students to work together to produce three dimensional, highly entertaining and creative performances. As students are immersed in group work (the ability to work together) emothional intelligence is strengthened as well as leadership abilities. This also provides a safe place for children to have a creative outlet in an environment which encourages risk taking.