Vasse Primary School is committed to inspiring, engaging and enriching student learning through The Arts. As a whole The Arts entertain, inform, challenge, and encourage responses, and enrich our knowledge of self, communities, world cultures and histories.
The Arts contribute to the development of confident and creative individuals, nurturing and challenging active and informed citizens. Learning in The Arts is based on cognitive, affective and sensory/kinaesthetic response to art practices as students revisit increasingly complex content, skills and processes with developing confidence and sophistication through the years of schooling.
During Dance, students represent, question and celebrate human experience, using movement as the medium for personal, social, emotional, physical and cultural communication. Students are exposed to a variety of movement-based exercises to develop their technical and performance skills. Students create their own dance by completing task-based activities and become reflective performers. The Dance Program at Vasse Primary School enhances students’ knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures and contexts and develops their personal, social and cultural identity.
During Drama, students create meaning as drama makers, performers and audiences as they engage with and analyse their own and others’ stories and points of view. In making drama, they learn how to be focused, innovative and resourceful. Students develop a sense of curiosity and empathy by exploring the diversity of drama in the contemporary world and in other times, traditions, places and cultures.
The Performing Arts Program at Vasse Primary School is an enriching experience for all students by improving students’ confidence and self-esteem while encouraging them to take risks and extend their ideas. The Program enables students to work individually and collaboratively to apply high-order thinking skills that benefit students in all other learning areas.