The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. The term ‘creativity’ plays a critical role in all arts subjects. For the Western Australian Curriculum, the following explanation of the creative process is useful:
The Arts entertain, inform, challenge, and encourage responses, and enrich our knowledge of self, communities, world cultures and histories. The Arts contribute to the development of confident and creative individuals, nurturing and challenging active and informed citizens. Learning in the Arts is based on cognitive, affective and sensory/kinaesthetic response to arts practices as students revisit increasingly complex content, skills and processes with developing confidence and sophistication through the years of schooling.
Music has the capacity to engage, entertain, challenge, inspire and empower students. Studying music stimulates imaginative and innovative responses, critical thinking and aesthetic understanding, and encourages students to reach their creative and expressive potential.
Music exists distinctively in every culture and is a basic expression of human experience. Students’ active participation in music, individually and collaboratively, draws on their own traditions and life experiences. These experiences help them to appreciate and meaningfully engage with music practices and traditions of other times, places, cultures and contexts.
Music at Tuart Hill Primary School
Another area that Tuart Hill Primary School offers to the students is music. The students have the opportunity to be involved in the school choir, which is comprised of students from year 3 to 6. The choir performs at events such as the Osborne Park Show, Big Voice Music Festival, ANZAC day ceremony and aged care home Christmas visits. The students also have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument through the Instrumental Music / Schools Program.
Visual Arts incorporates all three fields of art, craft and design. Students create visual representations that communicate, challenge and express their own and others’ ideas, both as artists and audience members. They develop perceptual and conceptual understanding, critical reasoning and practical skills through exploring and expanding their understanding of their world, and other worlds.
Visual Arts engages students in a journey of discovery, experimentation and problem-solving relevant to visual perception and visual language. Students undertake this journey by utilising visual techniques, technologies, practices and processes. Visual Arts supports students’ ability to recognise and develop cultural appreciation of visual arts in the past and contemporary contexts through exploring and responding to artists and their artworks
Visual Arts at Tuart Hill Primary School
A specialist teacher works with each class in order to deliver an engaging, varied art program. The art program includes many areas such as craft, painting, collaging, clay, sculpture, murals and other activities. Students can enter completed works in to local competitions, have displayed or installed around the school.