Performing & Visual Arts

PERFORMING ARTS

Each week all classes visit the Performing Arts room for a scheduled lesson conducted by our Performing Arts Teacher. Performing Arts allows the students to extend fundamental values and use the Integrated Curriculum explored in the classroom.  When rehearsing and performing, students extend and consolidate their knowledge of:

  • Physical movement and coordination with dance and coordination, whilst performing on instruments.

  • Essential public speaking skills with drama.

  • Mathematical skills with rhythm and beat.

  • The splendor of language and poetry and the magic of how words are woven into song.

  • Higher order thinking, such as allowing students to think and create in complex patterns, question their contribution, as well as others, in performances and explore how they can improve and make their performance the best they can.

 

concert1St. Bernard's Concerts:

Our students take part in a bi-annual concert to showcase their talents for their families. The students use the skills they have learnt in their Performing Arts classes to sing, dance and take part in theatrical performances in a concert with their own unit area. The students perform for the whole school, visiting pre-school groups and their families.

St. Bernard's Got Talent Show:

The Student Leaders, organise a "St. Bernard's Got Talent Show." The show allows students of all ages to perform in any way they wish, to showcase their individual or group talents. Performances have included plays, musical instruments, singing, dancing, joke telling, magic tricks etc. The show runs over many lunch times during Terms Three or Four. It is an exciting and entertaining show for students and their families to enjoy!

Instrumental lessons:

Students have the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments during class time or lunch breaks. Instruments include the keyboard, guitar, drums and ukulele. Our Music program is supported by Crystal Valley Music and Kristan Linney (Keyboard).

34artVISUAL ARTS

The Visual Arts program is conducted by our Visual Arts Teacher and classroom teachers.

St. Bernard's experiences visits from artists and explores skills used in creating indigenous art works.

The students enjoy displaying their art work at the Wangaratta Show each year, the Jazz Festival, Stitched Up Festival and in providing art works to be displayed in our local hospital.