Cottesloe Primary is fortunate to run an outstanding Visual Arts and Music program.
The Visual Arts Specialist teacher inspires all students to display their creative talents through a variety of media and techniques. I am constantly amazed at the quality and creativity of the artworks produced by our students.
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.