Findon Primary School offers fantastic opportunities for each individual student to explore and develop skills in all areas of the
Performing Arts curriculum area supports with educating the whole child. Music, Drama and Dance allow for creativity, divergent thinking, relaxation, expression, enjoyment and performance. The Arts enable students to develop their capacities by learning about practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally. Performing Arts learning promotes enjoyment, engagement, skill and language development, and understanding. Students learn through a range of activities, games, songs and dances, using voice, movement, technology, props and costumes, body percussion and instruments to engage with a range of activities. The Arts contribute to the development of confident and creative individuals and enriche Australian society.
Through implementation of the Victorian Curriculum, Findon Primary School offers fantastic opportunities for students to explore and develop skills in all areas of the Performing Arts and Arts program. Throughout their primary education, students are involved in a wide variety of performances either individually, in small groups or as a whole class.
Performing Arts at Findon Primary School encompasses the three disciplines of Music, Dance and Drama.
Music – across their primary years, students explore rhythm, pitch, texture, tone colour, dynamics and melody. Singing is also a major element, with students learning songs to encourage oral language, confidence and musicianship. School choir opportunities are available in the latter years of primary school.
Dance – students explore creative movement, learn choreographed dances and move expressively to different musical styles, with increasing levels of technicality. Responding to performances is a key element of communication.
Drama – students imagine and participate in the exploration of their worlds, individually and collaboratively. Students actively use body, gesture, movement, voice and language, taking on roles to explore and depict real and imagined worlds. When learning about drama, students create, rehearse, perform and respond accordingly.
Biennially, Findon Primary School holds a Whole School Production.
performing arts. Throughout the year every student has the opportunity to perform individually, in small groups and as a whole class. The Arts are unique, expressive, creative and communicative forms that engage students in critical and creative thinking and help them understand themselves and the world.
In every society the Arts play a pivotal role socially, economically and culturally. The Arts encourage the development of skills and the exploration of technologies. The performing arts domain allows students to create and critically explore visual culture, performances in contemporary and traditional genres, and works that involve exploration of international and cultural forms of performance and music.
A school production is held every second year where every student has a role. On the alternate year Findon Primary School holds an Arts Festival where student’s achievements are displayed and performed for friends and family to see. Findon also provides opportunities for students to join the school’s choir.
Visual and Media Arts
Visual and Media Art are also a feature at Findon Primary School.
Visual Art and Media programs provide students with opportunities to develop conceptual thinking and problem solving skills within a range of experiences and mediums, including digital learning. Creativity, imagination, self expression and experimentation are promoted in a supportive and inclusive environment. Art appreciation, through discussion and inspiration of local and global artists is an important element of the program.
Biennially, on the alternate year to Production, Findon Primary School hosts an Arts Festival, where students have the opportunity to showcase and celebrate ‘The Arts’ to the community.
“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.”- Albert Einstein