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Performing Arts

Music. Dance. Drama.

The Performing Arts is an integral part of an education at Penrith Anglican as we seek to build confidence in our students through a range of opportunities in Music, Dance and Drama.

Students take part in weekly music lessons by qualified music teachers from the Secondary School and are given the opportunity to perform throughout the College year.

Classes for students in Year 3-6 take place in our state-of-the-art Performing Arts centre which includes access to peripetetic studios for private tutoring and recording studio.

Music

Penrith Anglican College recognises the research describing Music as playing an essential part in the cognitive development of students; particularly in the social/emotional, fine motor, mathematical and linguistic domains. Music plays a vital role in the development of the whole student. Apart from that, Music is a core expression of the human race through history and the making of it engaging and enjoyable!

Music is a core expression of the human race through history and the making of it engaging and enjoyable!

Curriculum

Kindergarten to Year 6 Music classes are taught by specialists who are enthusiastic about students experiencing the joy of music making in a variety of contexts. Skills are developed in performing, organising sound, and listening. Singing, playing and moving are part of Music classes.

Some particular features of the Music program:

In Year 4, students participate in a class band program, Choosing from flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, mallet percussion, untuned percussion, and bass, each Music class is broken into three small groups who come together to play as a class band. Similarly, during Year 5, students choose from string instruments; violin, cello, ukulele, and bass. Guitar is also an option with previous experience. Again, each Music class is broken into three groups with a specialist teacher, and they come together to play as a class string orchestra.

Singing, playing and moving are part of Music classes.

Drama

Students in the Primary School undertake drama activities as part of their general curriculum work. Some of these are presented at assemblies, chapels and other occasions. Activities aim to provide students with learning opportunities including team work, public speaking, performance and back stage skills.

The College's Lighthouse Theatre provides state of the art lighting, sound and staging opportunities with Primary students regularly performing in a variety of ways including the inclusion in whole College productions.

Activities aim to provide students with learning opportunities including team work, public speaking, performance and back stage skills.