Music fosters creative and expressive communication.
students to develop musicianship through making (composition & performance)
and responding (musicology). Through composition, performance and musicology,
students use and apply music elements and concepts. They apply their knowledge
and understanding to convey meaning and/or emotion to an audience.
essential literacy skills to engage in a multimodal world. They demonstrate
practical music skills and analyse and evaluate music in a variety of contexts,
styles and genres.
A course of
study in Music can establish a basis for further education and employment in
the fields of arts administration, communication, education, creative
industries, music management & music promotions, public relations and
science and technology.
Our Junior Music program
is designed to be a fun, engaging and developmental experience.
All year 7
students study MADD, which stands for Music, Art, Dance and Drama. This is a 10
week subject where students are introduced to the different Arts subjects we
teach at our school. Through a variety
of practical activities, students learn about “The Arts” and develop a greater understanding
of these subjects.
In year 8,
students study music for a period of 5 weeks. During this introductory course,
students will develop practical, performance skills on guitar, ukulele and keyboard.
Students are also exposed to a variety of other instruments including drum kit,
bass and electric guitar. Through practical and listening activities students will
also extend their music theory knowledge.
Year 9 Music
is an elective course. It is designed to extend on the introductory work of
year 8 music by further developing practical, performance skills, music
knowledge, listening and exposing students to the creative area of composition.
Students will study units including “Popular Music”, “Music in Society” and
“Film & Gaming Music”. These units are designed to appeal to the interests
of this age group.
Senior Music program consists of the subjects Year 10, 11 & 12 Music and Year
11 & 12 Music in Practice. Year 11 & 12 Music are general subjects,
whilst year 11 & 12 Music in Practice are applied subjects.
Year 10 Music is an elective course which builds
upon the foundation work of year 9 music. Students continue to further develop
and refine their performance skills whilst also extending their composition and
responding/listening skills. Topics
studied include: Music ‘s Classic Hits, World Music & Australian Music.
Year 11 & 12
Year 11 & 12 Music, students
will study 4 Units. These units are Designs, Identities, Innovations and
Narratives. Students will extend their knowledge and application of the
different music elements, when performing, composing and responding to music.
Assessment will include performance, composition, an integrated project and an
Year 11 & 12 Music in Practice, provides students with opportunities
to engage with music and music productions and where possible interact with
practising artists. Students gain practical, technical and listening
skills. They will create, perform,
produce and respond to their own and others’ music work in class, school and
community settings. The course is designed around core and elective topics,
with assessment involving projects, performances, compositions, extended
response tasks and investigations.
Extra Curricula and other activities
There are a
wide variety of extra curricula activities that Music students can become
involved in. Examples of these activities include our Semester 1 and 2 Music
Showcase evenings, lunch time gigs, school and wider community events, our
Instrumental program and school choir.