Banksmeadow Public School

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Creative arts

Creative arts is mandatory for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. 

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform.

Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Dance Programs

The school runs a dance program for all students in Term 3 each year. We utilise the services of professional dance teachers from the Dance Fever and Footsteps Companies. Students are taught dance and performance skills each week by combining social dances in modern and traditional styles with a focus on fun and fitness. Some of our older students participate in the Dance Fever Challenge at Homebush Sports Centre each year.

In addition to this program, we also invite students each year to represent the school in special NSW Department of Education Performing Arts events. Selected students perform at the "In the Spotlight" dance festival at the Seymour Centre and Showcase at Souths Juniors each year.

Debating and Public Speaking

The school provides many opportunities for students to develop their leadership and public speaking skills by participating in school-based and inter-school speech competitions. Students in the older years also participate in debating competitions with local schools.

Choir and Music Lessons

Our specialist music teacher provides lessons to classes across the school. Students participate in choir and music sessions each week.