Cottesloe Primary is fortunate to run an outstanding Visual Arts and Music program.
Cottesloe Primary is an exciting, challenging and inspirational place for your child to learn. Our Visual Arts Program is alive with experiences that promote the enquiring mind, the love of learning and the joy of succeeding.
Cottesloe primary School’s Visual Arts Program incorporates all three fields or art, craft and design. Students will engage in a journey of discovery, experimentation and problem solving that will develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours as described in the Western Australian Art Curriculum.
What children will learn…
From Pre Primary to Year 2
Students make artworks in different forms to express their ideas, observations and imagination, using different techniques and processes. They are able to communicate about artworks they make and view, discussing how and why they were produced and why they are displayed in this manner.
Year 3 and 4
By the end of year 4 students are able to discuss similarities and differences between artworks they make, display and view. They are able to discuss how they and others communicate ideas visually. Through collaboration they are able to plan artworks that are influenced by traditions and practices of artworks they experience.
Year 5 and 6
By the end of year 6 students will have refined their knowledge of how ideas and intentions are communicated. They will have built on their knowledge, understanding and skills, focusing on subject matter and properties of different material, technologies and styles.
At Cottesloe Primary have a fantastic purpose built art room with an adjoining outdoor work and display area. We offer your child opportunities to express ideas, experiment with an enormous variety of materials and engage in a fantastic array of art processes. There are great opportunities for your child to be involved in community competitions and exhibitions, not to mention our annual Cottesloe Primary Visual Arts Exhibition in term three each year.
Great experiences and opportunities await your child.
Visual Arts Specialist
All students from Pre Primary to Year 6 enjoy 60 minutes of general music instruction in line with the Western Australian Curriculum which covers making music and responding to music.
The West Australian music curriculum aims for students to develop the confidence to be creative, collaborative, innovative, thoughtful, skillful and informed musicians. It aims to help students develop skills and techniques to actively listen, analyse, improvise, compose and perform music. It provides opportunities to interpret and apply the elements of music, engaging with a diverse array of musical experiences as performers and audience members to develop aesthetic appreciation and respect for their own and others’ music practices and traditions across different times, places, cultures and contexts.
Students have the option to participate in Choir from years 4-6 with many opportunities to sing at community events. The whole school song at the end of most assemblies lifts the mood of both students and guests. Gifted and talented musicians are offered the opportunity to participate in the School Of Instrumental Music Program which offers small group tuition on guitar, trumpet, trombone and clarinet and this extends throughout the students high school career.
Parents, staff, students and guests are delighted annually by the parting spectacle of the Year 6 musical which is a showcase of dramatic story telling told through music, dance and creative sets and costumes.