Devon Meadows Primary School has become known within the region as a school, which strongly promotes Performing Arts. A tour of our Performing Arts room reveals a large collection of electric guitars, drums, electric keyboards and amplifiers! The school has a wide variety of tuned and untuned percussion instruments, a class set of ukuleles and a class set of acoustic guitars.
Classroom Lessons in Performing Arts
Involve lots of fun & hands-on activities
All classes Yrs. P - 6 have a 1 hour lesson each week.
This year the children in the middle school have been creating and exploring the “Art of Puppetry”. Using their iPads, the children record their puppet performances. Performing Arts classes can involve singing, playing instruments, acting and/or dancing.
The senior school students have also used iPads to record their project work. Working in groups they chose from a list of project choices. The students use what we call our “Prac/Jam” books, in which we have a collection of songs which we sing at the microphones and play instruments. Our jamming is a lot of fun!
Major Performances Throughout The Year
This is competition between many schools in the state. Each school has 7 minutes to present a story with dancing and acting. No dialogue is allowed!!
This performance is open for students in Yrs 3 to 6.
“CHRISTMAS ON THE OVAL”
This is a happy family occasion when students perform Christmas carols and songs on the oval. We usually combine this event with a sausage sizzle and is a great way to celebrate the end of another busy year at Devon Meadows.
Elective Guitar Program
To start, students will need;