Learning - The Arts

At Spring Hill Primary School, we have a passion for “The Arts”.  We strive to develop a program that encompasses all aspects of Music, Dance and Drama.  

 

Specialist Arts programs exercise your children’s talents and stretch their individuality and creative boundaries. Our aim is to enable students to reach their potential by engaging them, inspiring them and enriching them in a creative environment.


In Music, students have access to skills, knowledge and understanding of aural and theory skills, rhythm, tempo, pitch, dynamics, form, timbre and texture.  Through these elements, students develop aural, written and performance skills in both making and responding. 

They learn about music appreciation and develop skills in composition and performance.  We teach the students keyboard as well as tuned and untuned percussion.

 

In Choral, singing and choral work is the focus of the combined Choir. The choir consists of approximately 90 students made up of Year 3 - 6 students, with the upper years taking leadership roles.  They rehearse weekly with a range of repertoire.  

In Drama, students create, rehearse, perform and respond using the elements of role and character, relationships, situation, voice, movement, focus, tension, space, time, language, audience, mood and atmosphere.  They are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity to present pieces of work to others by taking on roles that depict real and imagined worlds.

In Dance, students are taught about the elements of body, energy, space and time.  They use these skills to follow and create their own choreography through movement.  

The Drumbeat Program is also offered and is  in progress with the Year 4 cohort.  This is a social and behavioural program that assists students in communication, relationships and promoting a healthy self-esteem.  It is a positive and encouraging program that delivers great results.

 

SIM Music – Instrumental, Specialists from the School of Instrumental Music (SIM) provide weekly tuition to selected students. Guitar and flute programs are offered to Years 5 and 6 through the School of Instrumental Music.

 

For more information about SIM please head over to: http://det.wa.edu.au/imss/detcms/portal/

 

At Spring Hill our performances range from singing, acting, dancing, speaking and the playing of instruments in: 

  • End of Year Concerts (comprising of music, dance and drama)
  • Spring Hill’s Got Talent 
  • One Big Voice festival
  • Music Count Us In 
  • Assembly performances 
  • Special occasion performances  

 We pride ourselves on excellence and therefore deliver programs that enable this.