Our School - Music

St. Therese’s School offers an enriching music program from Foundation to Year Six.

Orff and Kodaly methodologies are taught throughout each year level where each student is able to create, compose and perform, promoting an all-inclusive approach to music making.

In Foundation and Year One, emphasis is on developing a repertoire of songs specifically chosen to encourage tuneful and accurate pitch and singing techniques. Along with singing, creative movement encourages spatial and body awareness and moving to the beat and pulse of the music.

Students in Year Two to Year Four begin to compose and create their own pieces of music in the form of soundscapes and simple graphic notation. They also begin part work and are introduced to incidental music.

Year Five and Six students can aurally recognise and describe musical features of works through comparative listening journals. A main focus is on orchestral instruments and creating their own body percussion compositions.

Through singing, percussion work and creative movement, students are taken on a creative journey to take charge of their own learning.

Year Three, Four and Five Recorder program

Each student in Year Three, Four and Five learns to develop their musical skills on the descant recorder. They are given a variety of recorder pieces to perform as part of the music curriculum.

Year Six African Drumming program

Each student in Year Six learns to develop their musical skills using the Djembe. Each term the children learn a variety of rhythms and African songs/chants that they perform at their Valedictory evening at the end of Term Four.