Cottesloe Primary is fortunate to run an outstanding Visual Arts and Music program.

Visual Arts

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.

L Jones
Visual Arts Specialist


Performing Arts

Students from Pre Primary are given one hour of Performing Arts instruction from Monday to Wednesday, each week. The students will explicitly be taught skills in music, drama and dance and will build confidence and ability in performance through a variety of mediums.

All classes from year 3-6 will learn an ensemble piece each term, learning five different parts on xylophones, boomwackers, ukuleles and drums which we will put together as a contemporary instrumental piece. The students from PP-2 will also be learning skills in music on the xylophone and percussion instruments. All students from PP-6 will participate in the bucket drumming program.

Additionally, drama skills and talents shall be developed through improvised and scripted work. We will also be using our voices to sing and our bodies to dance.  And later in the year we will get into some movie making.

I was hoping to find someone that is clever to make some red curtains for the music room. At the moment there are not any and I would really appreciate it.

It’s going to be an exciting year and I am looking forward to it.

Sarah Orton
Performing Arts Specialist