Specialised teachers and dedicated spaces to blossom creativity in every student. Festivals, drama productions and local art competitions provide ample opportunities to showcase their talents.
Performing arts are an essential method of communication, learning and is strongly linked to language. We perceive the world through the senses and performance arts allows our students to understand, explore, experiment and express themselves.
Performing arts provides another outlet for children to interact with others. When combined with dance, music and drama, children can use language to understand and express more complex ideas.
Visual communication is a major cornerstone of human development. It transcends language barriers and can efficiently and effectually explain complex problems and ideas. It is also a source of self expression and is an empowering skillset for a child to have.
Not all visual communication is art-based; careers in architecture, digital, video, industrial design and many other fields all stem from an interest in visual arts.
Playing music encourages communication between the creative and the logical part of the brain. Learning to play a musical instrument can enhance verbal memory, spatial reasoning and literacy skills.
But, have you ever heard a child trying to learn the recorder?
At Discovery we learn music by playing the ukulele and bongos to start with. Our dynamic music program caters for a variety of musical abilities for students in Prep to Year 12.
Compulsory music classes 70 minutes per week in Prep to Year 8.
Elective music classes 140 minutes per week in Year 9 and 10 moving towards a Senior School Music program in the future.
Big Band & String Ensemble which rehearses for one hour each per week.
Small Group Music Lessons focussed instrumental lesson for 30 minutes per week.
Primary Choir weekly lunchtime rehearsals.