Music and Dance

At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, the ARTS curriculum areas of Music and Dance are taught each week as a combined lesson (30 minutes for junior grades and 40 minutes for senior grades).  In these lessons, the focus is on getting the students actively involved in performing, playing, singing, dancing, reading and writing, as well as response and appreciation of music and dance.  We recognise and align with the Australian National Curriculum and attempt to create learning opportunities that are valuable and relevant to all students. Students are assessed in both Music and Dance each semester

As well as classroom music and dance lessons, St Thomas More offers the students extra opportunities in the arts such as Private lessons (singing/piano/guitar) as well as group lessons for Band (Junior/Senior).  Our Choir (Year 3 to Year 6) operates on a weekly basis as does our Glee Club (singing/dancing). Both bands meet before school each week and perform in concerts on a regular basis, as does the choir and glee club. Dance opportunities include the School Sports Aerobics team as well as special dance lessons preceding concerts, graduation, etc.

Every second year, our school presents a school musical production and in the alternative year, we attempt to instigate more community based activities, eg. entry into competitions or performance at venues such as retirement villages.   Masses and liturgies provide another regular opportunity for our students to express themselves in a musical way.

In all, St Thomas More have an enjoyable and highly regarded music and dance tradition at the school and any child enrolled will gain from the many exciting opportunities offered.