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Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Program involves music integrated with dance, drama and mixed media. Students explore the elements of music: pitch, duration, dynamics, tone, colour and structure.

The school presents a whole school production biennially at a local theatre. Every student is involved taking on roles both on-stage and off-stage, rehearsing and learning basic stagecraft. This year the concert will be held in October at Yarra Valley Grammar School.

Our school also runs instrumental lessons in guitar, violin, drums and keyboard/piano. Lessons run on a rotational program, during school hours. Each lesson runs for half and hour and is taught by a highly experienced teachers.

Students are encouraged to attend lunchtime ‘clubs’ that include a choir, and dance club that each run for half an hour per week. There are also opportunities for the students to experience workshops and performances from amateur and professional groups. This year the students participated in a workshop by the Salaka ensemble authentic African drumming group from Ghana.

All classes perform once a term at our weekly assembly and many instrumental students also perform the National Anthem each week, with the ‘Box Hill North Primary Strings’. At the end of each year there are two music events – The Instrumental Concert and the Music Soiree. These two events allow opportunities for our students to perform in public, including those who have private lessons outside of school hours.

School Fair 26 November 2016

Testimonials

It is refreshing that fathers are just as welcome as mothers in school life. From Kindergarten where I have the opportunity to participate in my youngest boy’s class to school camp that I was fortunate to attend, I have always been encouraged and warmly welcomed. I have also thoroughly enjoyed participating in class room help for all my boys.

ChrisKinder, Years 3, 4, 5

The move into the grade 5/6 area which is separate from the rest of the school gives the kids a real sense of being the ‘big kids’ and is a start to their transition to secondary school and being more responsible.

EmmaYear 6

The school garden is such a fantastic feature of our school. Garden Club students have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of gardening from the role of healthy soil to how to use silverbeet to make delicious pizzas. Science, nutrition and sustainability are explored in a truly hands on environment.

Kaylah AdamsFoundation teacher - Box Hill North Primary School

We run a progressive and innovative technology program to produce true 21st Century Citizens. Students in Prep enjoy using iPads and students in the senior school will be instructed with Ultrabooks as a part of our 1-to-1 program.

Tom DanielLevels 1 and 2 Teacher, ICT Coordinator