Most Primary Schools offer Music as a subject, but at Grace Primary we offer a Performing Arts program which encompasses music, speech and drama and theatrics. Students in Prep-6 have a Performing Arts class every week and in it they learn the musical concepts of rhythm, pitch, dynamics and expression but also how to perform, compose and be confident on stage in front of an audience.
In Year 2, the students participate in a strings program where every student is given a violin and tutors teach the instrument to them.
In Year 3, all students participate in a band program where every student is given a band instrument (brass, woodwind, piano, percussion) and tutors teach the skills necessary for their instrument.
The opportunities in the Extra-Curricular Performing Arts program are many and varied. From Prep, students are offered:
- Speech and drama
In either individual or group classes, the students are able to learn an instrument and participate in AMEB exams and for activities such as dance and choir, the local and other eisteddfod programs.
Our Director of Performing Arts, Mrs Kyren Luostarinen offers expos annually to demonstrate to the students and their parents all the instruments and Performing Arts opportunities available. Students also participate in school performance opportunities at chapel, assemblies, small concerts and larger musicals. Opportunities outside of paid extra-curricular activities also include choirs, ensemble and band group work.