Curriculum - The Arts

Dance

We use dance as a vehicle to develop inter personal skills and to develop confidence and high levels of self-esteem. We offer dance to all students across the school and perform on stage at community events. We believe performing as a part of a team raises students’ expectations of themselves and challenges their personal skills in both coordination, musicality and team dynamics. Dance is an integral part of our school programming. We are keen participants in the Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod each year. Our students also perform in the schools arts festival and annual school concert. We have been requested to present at conferences and showcase student work at a variety of community events. We have every class participating in dance! Every second year we participate in the State School Spectacular (Dance).

 Music

When the school hosted the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, children developed their own piece of work and performed this for parents and the school community. Ms Wright the school Principal remarked about the event, “What a great honour and community experience. Bandiana Primary School is committed to developing depth and breadth in their music program”. Bandiana Primary School offers private lessons in guitar, keyboard, drums and voice. Approximately twenty five percent of students learn an instrument. These children perform in a public school concert each term to showcase their developing musicality skills. The school choir and band have presented at many community events including the Wodonga Christmas Carols. Children have a thirty minute singing session each week to complement children's learning.

The Performing Arts

The school directs a school musical every second year, and “Treasure Island” was our last production. Performers are generally in grades 3-6 and we encourage all children to audition for lead roles. We ensure all willing children have an opportunity to participate. The wider community assist with costuming and set design and we are pleased to be offer the performances at the “Wodonga Cube”. In 2016 we will be performing our next event and look forward to family support.

Fine Art

Our school values participation in The Arts and has a specialist Art teacher. Students attend Art lessons each week in which they explore design and creativity. The program nurtures each child’s individuality, and also involves the study of the world’s great artists and replication of such styles. The school fosters collaboration through the creation and presentation of a whole-school Art project each year. Last year’s collaborative project involved mosaics and most recently the school has been involved in indigenous works.