The Arts

Learning experiences are designed to help learners develop their knowledge, skills and understandings in all learning areas. It is within this context that all learners are entitled to access a quality curriculum where they have a feeling of connectedness and belonging, of being known and valued, and listened to. (Horizons of Hope – Curriculum pg. 3)


At Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish Primary School, we believe that The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. Our students learn to express their ideas, thoughts and opinions as they discover and interpret the world through The Arts. Students develop knowledge and skills in a wide range of art forms.


The Arts program aims to develop and encourage in the students:

  • Full participation in the Arts program.
  • An interest in the Arts: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts.
  • Creativity, critical thinking, knowledge and understanding about arts practices.
  • Skills, techniques and a knowledge of processes as a basis for personal expression.
  • An enjoyment of the processes involved in creating, presenting and responding.
  • An understanding and an appreciation of the many forms of the Arts.
  • An appreciation of the Arts of different cultures and how these can be used in their own forms of expression.
  • A way to communicate their perceptions, observations and understandings of concepts drawn from other curriculum areas.
  • Innovative arts practices with available and emerging technologies, to express and represent ideas.
  • A lifelong appreciation for the Arts and its place in our world.

At Our Lady’s school, the Visual Arts is implemented by a specialist teacher.
Dance, Drama, Media Arts and Music are implemented by other teaching staff through an integrated Teaching and Learning curriculum as appropriate.
Students will have the opportunity to experience the Arts, using multiple forms of intelligence and differing learning styles.
Students have the opportunity to participate in various Arts clubs during some break times.
The Arts program aims to represent the cultural diversity of our students and school communities.


We believe that students learn best when there is a close partnership between family, school and the student.
Families and the Our Lady’s community are invited to attend and participate in weekly assemblies (where students perform), biennial Art shows and school concerts, and other performances as they occur.
Our students’ Visual Art work is shared with the local community at an exhibition at a local cafe, as invited.