Clarkson Primary's Performing Arts Program brings more than just lessons in the classroom to our students. Aside from engaging and exciting lessons in drama, music and dance, our program also offers many performance opportunities and extra-curricular performance groups! Students perform fortnightly in community songs and choreographed dances at assemblies. This allows everybody to take part, have fun, practise their skills in singing and dancing, and leave our assemblies with a smile on their face!
The school choir welcomes students from Years 2 to 6 to come and sing in a safe and like-minded environment. We rehearse for in school performances, such as ANZAC Assemblies and Graduation, but also for events at local business such as Bunnings, and larger scale events such as West Coast Song Fest. Students rehearse weekly practising more detailed skills in singing and performance.
2015 showcased our very first school musical, performed by our amazing Year 5 and 6 students! Our students rehearsed during lessons, learning everything from script reading and acting, to stage layouts and prop making. Our main characters rehearsed after school once a week as well, to make sure they are fully prepared for our big night in Term 4 that year!
One of our school's favourite performances of the year is our end of year concert! Each year our school comes together in one final whole school performance that showcases every single star in our school! And finally, our graduation is our last performance of the year. Graduating students come together for one last performance before graduating and saying goodbye to their primary years.
In the art room at Clarkson Primary School every student gets to experience a wide range of learning experiences. The students learn about art through a wide and varied program and are encouraged to be creative and resourceful. Art at Clarkson Primary School is not just about drawing. In the art room we also paint, create collages, sculpt with clay and draw with a wide of variety of media like charcoal, oil pastels and chalk.
Art is also something we learn to appreciate by studying art and famous artists from around the world. Indigenous art is an important part of the work we do in the art room and every year the classes explore and create visual artworks and designs based on the art of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.