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The Arts

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Music

Choir

We are extremely proud of our choir who are seasoned performers at both school and community events. Under the expert guidance of Mrs Rhonda Davidson-Irwin, the students perform classical and modern pieces. Our choir meets every Friday morning from 8am in the music room and is open to all students in years 4 to 6.

For more information, contact Rhonda Davidson-Irwin rdavi186@eq.edu.au

Instrumental Music

Students in Year 4, 5 and 6 are offered the opportunity to learn woodwind and percussion through the school instrumental music program. This program is run by the very talented Mr Damon Lougheed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Follow this link to view the 2019 Instrumental Handbook.

Band

Our band is made up of our year 5 and 6 students learning instrumental music through the school. Our band performs a variety of pieces that are always well received by our community. Mr Lougheed brings great enthusiasm and experience to band rehearsals on Thursdays from 8am. Making music is an important function of our brain and we love to nurture our budding musicians.

For more information, please contact Mr Damon Lougheed dloug1@eq.edu.au

Community Offerings

Private Lessons are available at Pullenvale for the following instruments:

• Piano  (Tuesdays)  Jessica 0410 436 667

Drama

The Drama Program at Pullenvale aligns itself closely with the new National Curriculum for the Arts. Students from Prep to year 5 attend a weekly Drama lesson of 30 minutes. The focus is on ‘Process Drama’, an extended learning experience that employs dramatic conventions to explore an idea, issue, concept or situation. The learning is embodied, experiential and inquiry driven. The emphasis in ‘Process Drama’ is on the participation rather than performance.

In her Drama program, Ms Kelman creates links to other curriculum areas such as English, History, Geography, Music, Dance and Visual Arts, as well as working with the principles of the school's Bounce Back Program. 

Drama gives the children the opportunity to "step into someone else's shoes" or to see and feel things from another's perspective. It is a wonderful tool for developing empathy and tolerance. Through Drama, the students develop an understanding of their own and other cultures. 

Drama builds confidence and encourages children to work collaboratively with their peers as well as building resilience.

Drama develops higher order thinking and problem solving. Through Drama, children learn that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.

Prep: Preps are learning about how drama can represent the world and that they make drama to represent their ideas about the world.

Through the story of The Rainbow Fish they engage in and respond to drama looking at the issues of friendship, sharing and their emotions.

They also examine the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ to explore role and dramatic action, voice, facial expression and movement.

Year One: Students use the conventions of drama to practice being Nature Detectives in preparation for their visit to PEEC.

Year Two:  Students engage in a drama about ‘The Giant Who Threw Tantrums’.  The key question in this drama is, “What causes tantrums and how can they be avoided?”

Year Three: Prepare for their visit to PEEC, taking on the roles of Environmental Advisors who investigate why natural places are so important to ALL living things and share these discoveries.

We draw on literature using the text “Tricycle” by Elisa Amado and Alfonso Ruano. This drama explores the gap between rich and poor and the consciousness and sense of responsibility of a young girl who has so much more than the people around her.

Year Four: We draw on literature using the text “Tricycle” by Elisa Amado and Alfonso Ruano. This drama explores the gap between rich and poor and the consciousness and sense of responsibility of a young girl who has so much more than the people around her.

Year 5: This Process Drama uses the events of Edmund Hilary’s climb to the summit of Mt Everest to explore History.  Who writes history? How do historians make decisions on historical truth and what pressures might be put upon the?.  Who was first to the top? Hilary or George Mallory?

Drama Club

For more information, please contact Ms Lil Kelman ekelm1@eq.edu.au

Dance Troupe

Dance Troupe is offered each Tuesday and Wednesday morning by our talented year 4 teachers, Mrs Rachel Pugh and Suzanne Wicht and supported by a number of inspirational and enthusiastic teachers. Dance Troupe is available to students from year 2 to year 6.  We enjoy regular performances on assemblies and special school functions and events.

For more information, please contact Mrs Rachel Pugh rpugh1@eq.edu.au or Suzanne Wicht swich3@eq.edu.au

Art Show & KidzBiz

All artwork will be on display at our Annual Art Show in Term 3.

Artist-in-Residence Programs
Our Senior students are offered the opportunity to attend Artists-in-Residence Programs which are run at the Pullenvale Environmental Education Centre (PEEC).

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Last reviewed 18 June 2019
Last updated 18 June 2019