The mission of the Performing Arts area at Killara Primary School is to ensure that all students are dedicated, committed and passionate about all facets of performing arts. Our students will participate in every experience offered to them, with drive and determination, encouraging all students to reach their full potential, achieving outstanding results and more importantly, preparing them for the future both academically and allowing them to pursue performing arts in whatever form they are most interested in for the rest of their lives.
During Performing Art sessions, students experience a variety of performing art elements including, dance, drama, music, (including instrumental music), film, animation and puppetry, to produce work that expresses themselves and their world. Students are encouraged to take risks in each session trying new things and to use their imaginations to create original and innovative pieces and performances. The students are encouraged to perform as often as possible whether in front of the class or a larger audience; this builds confidence and a feeling of achievement and success.
In Prep the students are encouraged to experience as many facets of performing arts as possible including playing percussion instruments, puppetry, mime acting, dance and song.
In Year 1/ 2 the students are encouraged to continue building upon the knowledge and skills learnt in the previous year. They begin to develop an understanding of beat and rhythm through dance and instrumental music; they learn to express their feelings through drama and experience puppetry, mine, acting and performing. They also begin to experience how films are made.
In Year 3/ 4 the students are encouraged to explore the world of music. They will build on knowledge and skills learnt in previous years and develop new skills in an exciting and fun way. They will work together to create films, music, dance and plays. They learn to play instruments, sing songs and develop an understanding of what it is like to work together towards a common goal.
In Year 5/ 6 the students are encouraged to further extend their knowledge and skills and develop new skills through investigation, analysis, observation, experimentation and teamwork. They will dance, learn music, sing, learn drama, perform for an audience and create short films. They will experiment further with composition.
Extra Curricular Activities
The School Choir is a popular tradition at the school. The students perform a number of times throughout the year at major events throughout Sunbury. Their greatest achievement is winning the Sunfest Battle of School Choirs 4 times.