Performing Arts

Performing Arts Term 4 Overview

The school concert will be held in week 7 of the term and the students will be busy polishing up their performances in anticipation for a wonderful night that showcases talent, hard work and commitment.

The Prep students will continue to work on body and facial expression and performing in front of an audience.

Year 1 and 2 students are focussing on maintaining refined use of technique in their movements and continuing to remain in character throughout their performances.

Students in years 3 and 4 will continue to work on building tension within their characters and focussing on individual and group timing during their dance.

Year 5 and 6 students are focussing on poise and technique in their movements and building authenticity of their characters and settings.

It will be a very busy term but one that I’m sure will be a very rewarding.

Jo Court

Performing Arts Teacher


Performing Arts Term 3 Overview

As we are heading towards our school production in the middle of term 4, the students will be using all of their knowledge from the previous terms to begin the rehearsal stage.

 The major focus is on stage performance skills in the areas of Dance and Drama. Threaded throughout the term, the students will continue to explore the music, events, dances and fashion that have shaped various decades.

 The Prep students are working on basic dance moves and executing a series of steps to form a pattern. They are also developing their use of body and facial expressions to convey their feelings.

 Year 1 and 2 students are focusing on refining dance patterns and body posture. In Drama, students are developing appropriate voice projection and using clear language to express intention.

 Students in year 3 and 4 are concentrating on improving their technique in dance and working solidly on timing and space. They are also enhancing their characterisation skills during scripted scene work.

 The year 5 and 6 students are working on expressive skills during dance routines building energy on stage. In addition, the students are focussing on effective stage use and authentic character dialogue.

 All in all, another action packed term for the students!!

 Jo Court

 Performing Arts Teacher

Performing Arts Term 2 Overview

The focus for term 2 is about the development of the role each student will undertake in the upcoming whole school production at the end of term 3.

Term 2 is a big term in which the majority of skill development will occur. In conjunction with this, the students will also be involved in other aspects of stage production such as; marketing, historical research, advertising, choreography, set design, ticket design, costuming, prop construction, writing lyrics, composing music and writing scripts.

Students in all levels can nominate what kind of a role they would like to play in the production and they will then work on the necessary skills to be ready to perform. Roles such as dancers, singers, musicians and actors.

Threaded throughout the term will be all aspects of the Performing Arts curriculum but the major focus will be on Music and Drama.

The Preps will be looking at glockenspiels in Music and voice projection and emotion in Drama.

Year 1 and 2 students will be learning ukulele in Music and stage presence and positioning in Drama.

Students in year 3 and 4 will be working on piano and keyboard in Music and characterisation in Drama.

Year 5 and 6 students will be looking at composition and lyrics in Music and will be working on script writing and marketing a production in Drama/Media.

All in all, it’s set to be a big term!!

Jo Court

Performing Arts Teacher