In the Arts learning area, students develop creative skills, critical appreciation and knowledge of artistic techniques and technologies in dance, drama, music, visual arts and combinations of art forms. The Arts develop students’ sense of personal and cultural identity and equips them for lifelong involvement in and the appreciation of the Arts.
At St Anne’s teachers integrate The Arts into their programs. Specialist tuition is given in the following areas.
Art & Craft
St Anne’s Art programme allows the children opportunities to express their ideas and feelings through techniques of drawing, painting, colouring, printmaking, collage, papercraft, textiles, weaving, 3D activities and ceramics. Students experience enjoyment in developing their creative potential.
Materials available for art and craft are supplemented by assorted “junk” materials collected from home. A store of these has been organised in the Art Store Room and from time to time requests will be sent home for useful materials. An annual Art Exhibition is held and class art work is displayed at the Harvey Show.
The Music programme aims to develop good aural skills, the ability to keep the beat and sing in tune; and enjoyment and appreciation of music. Activities including singing, listening, moving, playing and creating are carefully structured and sequenced.
As concepts are clearly understood children develop music literacy skills, and together with sound aural ability, this forms the basis of a musically educated person, able to pursue more sophisticated music training. Private tuition in piano, the drums or guitar is also available through ‘The Music Room’.