Fraser Primary School

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The Arts

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Fraser Primary School is proud to provide an extensive and inclusive Performing Arts program that offers students across all year levels inspiring, enriching and engaging opportunities to express themselves creatively in music, dance and drama. We believe a shared Performing Arts experience across our school community encourages and fosters confidence, team work and a sense of belonging.

All students from K-6 have the opportunity to participate in weekly Performing Arts lessons in the spacious Performing Arts unit. The unit provides a flexible work space for students to work comfortably in group and whole class activities allows for a variety of dance and movement experiences and is equipped with an extensive/exciting range of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments, drama stimulus props and costumes. Performing Arts lessons provide students with the opportunity to create, present (formal and informal performances) and appreciate a range of art forms. Through song, movement and creative play, students explore the unique aesthetics and specific concepts of music, dance and drama.

There are many extra opportunities for students to experience the broader creative world that Performing Arts offers through excursions, incursions, visiting performances, choir, clubs and extra-curricular activities. In 2013 students are participating in the ACT Education Directorate's Step into the Limelight massed choir performance. Students in Year 5 and 6 have the additional opportunity to be selected to participate in the Fraser Woodwind Year 5 and Year 6 bands which are run through the IMP (Instrumental Music Program).

Classroom teachers explicit teach elements of the Visual Arts.  The Awesome Art Show is a biannual community event held at Fraser which celebrates students creativity, design and development in the Visual Arts.

Instrumental Music Program

During the first term of Year Five, all children are assessed for inclusion in the Instrumental Music Program ACT (IMPACT). Twenty two children are selected to receive an instrument and tuition supplied by an itinerant music teacher. Fraser is a woodwind school and provides a teacher to assist with this program. Children are expected to remain in the program for two years. Contributed costs cover tuition, music scores, insurance, buses for combined practices and repairs. This is a most economical and effective program and students selected are most fortunate. There is a Year 5 Band and a Year 6 Band.

What are the AIMS of IMPACT?

  • To enhance the education of children through their involvement in a quality music program.
  • To provide a strong motivation for children to continue to engage in music activities.
  • To develop cooperative learning, social interaction and performance skills.
  • To develop in children an awareness and appreciation of many musical styles and genres.
  • To develop instrumental and ensemble skills.
  • To encourage children to strive for excellence. 
  • Please visit the Instrumental Music Program website
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