Music fosters creative and expressive communication.

It allows 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.

Students use 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. 

Junior Curriculum

Our Junior Music program is designed to be a fun, engaging and developmental experience.

Year 7

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.

Year 8

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

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 Curriculum

Our 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

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

In 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 examination.

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.

Last reviewed 01 April 2022
Last updated 01 April 2022