Performing Arts and Music
Students are exposed to a variety of genres of music by playing instruments, singing, dancing and through music appreciation. The variety of instruments range from percussions (tambourines, maracas, clapsticks, hand-drums, hand-bells and drums) to stringed instruments (ukulele, baritone, keyboards and bass guitar). Students are encouraged to perform at our weekly school assemblies, Harmony Day and concerts. Year 5 and 6 students further explore their musical abilities by participating in the School Band which performs fortnightly and the School Choir that perform weekly at assemblies.
Our Visual Arts program is housed in its own red-brick building in the middle of the school. It is the hub of creativity in the school, incorporating use of a kiln for ceramics, digital art and animation as well as more traditional mediums such as drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, construction and modelling.
Our weekly Visual Arts lessons aim to celebrate the creativity of our students and allow every child to be an artist, giving them the opportunity to express themselves through a variety of art media and techniques.
During Art lessons, students:
We offer a lunchtime Art club run with the support of our Year 6 Art captains and students are provided with opportunities to participate in Art competitions and exhibitions in our local community.
Student artwork is regularly celebrated and displayed around the school and in our yearly Art show.
We offer Japanese as our Language Other than English (LOTE) for all students from Foundation to Year 6. Japanese lessons are designed to foster a love of the language and Japanese culture by engaging students in collaborative and creative activities. Language proficiency is built and retained through actions, repetition, focusing on core language, and reading. Students are exposed to a wide variety of Japanese in the early years building and knowledge of classroom vocabulary, greetings and simple phrases. Students are then encouraged to use their spoken language in connection with learning the written scripts to build their capacity to read, write and speak. Students learn through a range of engaging opportunities including - role play activities, reading group texts, participating in traditional craft activities and games, incursions and song.
At Clayton North Primary School all students participate in weekly one-hour physical education lessons. Our classes aim to develop a wide range of physical skills of students as they participate in a wide range of games and activities. Classes focus on developing their fundamental motor skills, active participation, fairness, teamwork and co-operation, but most importantly, having fun. Students in senior years have the opportunity to participate in school cross country and athletics events and represent the school at further district, division and regional levels. Students in Years 5 and 6 compete in Summer and Winter Gala (interschool sports) competitions against other schools. Students can participate in different sports like Cricket, Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, AFL, Netball and Basketball.
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