Warnbro Primary School offers a developmental Music Program from PP-6 that is holistic, child focused and inclusive. Students are provided a one-hour lesson per week during semester 1 and these lessons encompass composing, creating and performing, whilst developing a repertoire of songs that target specific skills appropriate to each year level. Students also learn graphic and traditional notation in rhythm and melody. Students use a range of percussion instruments, body movements and voice, to explore different elements of music.
During Semester 2, students explore the content learning area of Dance through a one-hour session per week. Through creative movement, students extend their awareness of their body and explore and experiment with shape, sequences, directions, time, dynamics and expression. Students will explore dance from other cultures and learn that they are used for different purposes. Students will explore meaning and interpretation, forms and elements of dance. Dance lessons encompass improvising, creating and performing, whilst developing fundamental movement skills and developing body control and accuracy.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
Students from years 3-6 have the opportunity to join the School Choir program. The School Choir rehearses once a week either before or after school. The school choir performs at a variety of school events, assemblies and community events throughout the year.
Year 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to audition for our school Dance Crew. The Dance Crew rehearses once a week either before or after school, but close to performances, these rehearsal times increase. Dance Crew students extend their skills within the area of dance and create routines to be performed at a number of school and community events throughout the year.
Instrumental and IMMS Program
The school is involved in the Instrumental Music Schools Services (IMSS) program and has tuition available in Flute and Classical Guitar. Entry into the IMSS program is dependent upon a student’s musicianship skills through sitting a standardised Musical Aptitude Indicator (MAI) which occurs in Year 4.