Chittaway Bay Public School

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Creative arts

Creative arts is mandatory for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. 

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform.

Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Students can unleash their creative flair through dance and drama performances, competitions, exhibitions and enrichment programs.

Students with particular interests and talents can participate in local and statewide activities in visual arts, music, dance and drama.

We are fortunate in having a qualified dance teacher, Miss Emmakate de Henau, on staff. Each year she trains dance groups to participate in the Central Coast Dance Festival, Junior Rock Eisteddfod (J-Rock) and Star Struck.

We offer Band and Music Bus in addition to our Creative Arts curriculum. Band members perform at school assemblies and special functions during the year.

We have a school choir. Some of our students also belong to the Tuggerah Lakes Learning Community Koori Choir. The Koori choir performs at NAIDOC and Reconciliation events and, other selected events. Each year, the Koori choir travels by bus to perform at each of the ten schools in the Tuggerah Lakes Learning Community.

During the year, each class in the Kindergarten to Year 2 department is rostered to perform an item at their weekly assembly. Every student in the school also has the opportunity to perform in the bi-annual school concert. By participating in these performances, students develop confidence and talent.

At the end of each year, we hold a variety concert where students who wish to perform have to prepare their own item and then audition for selection. Successful performers then perform for the rest of the school. This has proved very popular with students and has revealed some hidden talents.