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Performing arts

The Arts Program at Weir State School offers a rich and varied program of classroom and extra-curricular activities. All students from Prep to Year 6 engage in an hourly lesson covering Music, Dance and Drama. Lessons are provided each Term in 5 week blocks, alternating with PE/Health. An Instrumental Music program is offered to students from year 3 upward. The Choral Program is also available to students from Year 3 -6.
The Arts is based on the principle that all young Australians are entitled to engage fully in all the major art forms and to be given a balanced and substantial foundation in the special knowledge and skills base of each.
 
For most people, the arts is an integral part of life. We believe all students can derive considerable fulfilment and enjoyment from an arts education – not only those who show a particular talent. The skills and concepts students acquire, as a result of their arts education should be of benefit to them not only in their schooling but also in the years beyond formal education.
Music, Dance and Drama Lessons
 
Learning in Music involves students having a range of experiences involving singing, movement, listening, musical games and playing instruments: untuned and tuned percussion in prep to year 2, Glockenspiels in Years 3 - 6. Skills in reading and writing music notation, composition and performance are developed and encouraged at all year levels.
 
Learning in Dance involves students exploring elements, skills and processes through the integrated practices of choreography, performance and appreciation. The body is the instrument of expression and uses combinations of the elements of dance (space, time, dynamics and relationships) to communicate and express meaning through expressive and purposeful movement.
 
Learning in Drama involves students making, performing, analysing and responding to drama, drawing on human experience as a source of ideas. Students engage with the knowledge of drama, develop skills, techniques and processes, and use materials as they explore a range of forms, styles and contexts.