Art is a form of communication and inclusion. At Waiuku Primary School we embrace all forms of creativity, and we enjoy sharing our student’s work. Our students get many opportunities to explore the visual arts in a variety of ways. Sharing their ideas and imagination, and using many different materials and mediums. One of the key features of the Arts in school is that allows students of all abilities, and backgrounds to communicate their creative ideas and stories.
Choir | Drama
At WPS we have attended the Franklin Choir Festival each year that it has run, performing 10 – 12 songs with other schools from the area this has been available for students from year 4 – 8.
Our Choir this year is available to all students from NE through to Year 8, songs are selected to showcase at assemblies at the end of each term, with the final term focused on Christmas songs. It is a fun experience that helps students gain confidence performing on the stage and works on vocals, timing and listening to each other.
Drama is explored through a variety of ways within our classroom environments. There are also performances made available to students throughout the year, as well as opportunities to present drama or performance based activities to the whole school or hub occurs usually in Term 3 each year.
When someone plays a catchy tune, feet begin to tap. When someone plays a nice groove, heads bob. Music is innate and within everybody. In Waiuku Primary School, our students have the opportunity to learn a variety of different instruments, such as guitar, piano and ukulele.
Recently, we have focused on increasing musical opportunities for our students so that they can experience the joy of music. Some new opportunities consist of choir, ukulele club and a school band. We do this because music is a unique gateway for expression. we hope that many more students, in the present and in the future, will experience the joy and beauty of music, both as a hobby and as an Art form.