‘Art does not give rise to anything that is not already there. It simply stirs our curious consciousness and sparks a fire that illuminates who we have always wanted to be’.
Term 2, although a longer term has certainly been filled with lots of learning and exciting opportunities for our students and staff alike. The operational plans that underpin our Business Plan to help turn our Improvement Drivers into reality, are in full swing. One of the areas we have investigated is the performing arts to complement our visual arts, music and the instrumental programs that currently run across the school.
The Performing Arts combines music, dance and drama, to offer students a unique interdisciplinary learning and development opportunity. We have secured the services of a performing arts specialist with over 20 years’ experience to work with our students commencing in Week 3 of Term 3. Sarah Orton has a special interest and vast experience in musical theatre. She is excited to be working at City Beach Primary School in Semester Two.
All students and staff will have the chance to develop skills in drama, song, dance, and confidence in the art of performance. Every student will be challenged, engaged, and work collaboratively with peers to achieve success. Each class will work on an original performance, based around an important theme, which will be developed over a term, culminating in a performance for the school community.
This strategy aligns with two of our four Improvement Drivers in our Business Plan 2021-2024 which will be published by the start of Semester 2: Confident Curious and Creative Learners & Healthy Hearts and Minds. We enjoyed being able to use feedback from staff, students and parents to drive the implementation of strategies and improve the outcomes our students are able to achieve at City Beach Primary School – how lucky are our kids?
Have a great week, let’s hope that the thunder and lightning stay away tomorrow and that we are able to run our Inter House Cross Country – even if it does rain…
Stay warm and dry