Hunters Hill 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.

  • In Visual Arts, students develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in making artworks informed by their investigations of the world as subject matter, use of expressive forms, and consideration of the audience for their works. They also develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in appreciating their own artworks and those of others, recognising some relationships between artists, artworks, audiences and how the world is interpreted.
  • In Music, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding in performing music of different styles and from different times and cultures by singing, playing and moving, and in organising sound into musical compositions using musical concepts. They also develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in listening to and discussing their own music and that of others.
  • In Drama, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding in making drama collaboratively by taking on roles and creating imagined situations shaped by the elements of drama, and in performing drama by actively engaging in drama forms.  They also develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in appreciating their own dramatic works and those of others.
  • In Dance, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding in composing their own dances using the elements and contexts of dance and in performing their own dances and the dances of others from different times and cultures. They also develop knowledge, skills and understanding in appreciating their own dances and those of others.

In the longer term, learning in the Creative Arts assists students in their lifelong learning in the visual arts, music, drama and dance. It also assists students to participate in and contribute to cultural life, to become informed consumers of the arts and culture, to empathise with others, and to consider a range of career paths.

Visit the NSW Creative Arts syllabus

Visual arts opportunities

Operation Art

Every year our school, together with schools across New South Wales, participate in Operation Art, an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the New South Wales Department of Education. The Operation Art program provides a forum for schools and students to demonstrate their visual arts achievements through exhibitions at the Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Young In Art

Young In Art is a unique joint school exhibition that aims to encourage the pursuit of the arts. Other schools participating in the exhibition are Villa Maria, Marist Sisters Woolwich, St Joseph’s College, Boronia Park Public School and Gladesville Public School. Artworks from each class are displayed in the Hunters Hill Town Hall, judged by local artists, culminating in an Opening Night. This is a wonderful community event run by the Hunters Hill Council along with a committee of teachers from each school involved.

Raw Art 

Each year all of our students participate in Raw Art student workshops. These workshops provide an opportunity for students to experiment with a wide range of media.