The Arts enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally. In the Victorian Curriculum the Arts includes Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design.In Dance, Drama and Music students explore the performing arts whilst in Media Arts, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design students explore the world of visual representation and expression.
Through an Arts program students:
- develop their intellectual, imaginative and expressive potential
- develop skills, techniques and a knowledge of processes as a basis for personal expression
- create, perform or present arts works
- develop critical skills and an understanding of aesthetics
- develop understanding of how the arts evolve within social, cultural and historical contexts
- enjoy participating in the processes of creating, presenting and responding to the arts.
- The Arts domain is an essential component of the Discipline-based Learning strand of the Victorian Curriculum.
- All students at our school will study sequential Arts courses based upon the learning focus statements contained within the Victorian Curriculum.
- The school will appoint an Arts teacher who will provide Visual Art, Media Art, Visual Communication and Music programs. Drama and Dance will be incorporated into the Health and Physical Education program.
- Student’s individual abilities must be measured at the commencement of each unit of work, and learning opportunities must be provided that cater for the identified needs of each student.
- Budgets that provide for the needs of the various Arts programs will be developed by Arts staff members and resourced by school council.
- The Arts teachers will be allocated the responsibility of coordinating the various community musical and performing arts activities that occur each year.