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.
The Arts have a very special focus at Scarborough Public School.
Visiting and resident artists
Performers, artists and musicians are regularly invited to come to the school to broaden students' experiences. We are also fortunate to have many artists within our own local community who are willing to give up their time to work with our students on a range of diverse projects.
This hands-on experience is supported by whole school excursions to events such as Sculptures by the Sea, Wollongong Art Gallery or Picasso which helps us promote the arts and integrate them into other areas of the curriculum in an effective and meaningful way.
Students can unleash their creative flair through dance and drama performances, competitions, exhibitions and enrichment programs.
Students with particular interests and talents can participate in local and statewide activities in visual arts, music, dance and drama.
iCreate @ Scarborough
iCreate is an exciting annual program that Scarborough Public School introduced in 2010. It runs for several week and culminates with students' works going on display at the Scarborough Art Show in October.
All students participate in the program working, manipulating and creating using a variety of mediums and techniques covering such activities as; photography, collage, screen printing, ceramics, pottery, drawing, painting, sculpture, weaving and printing.
Several community members join with the staff to lead and coordinate the mixed-aged groups.
Southern Stars showcases the regions talent in a large scale performance at the WIN Entertainment Centre. We participate as a school every second or third year. Everyone will get an opportunity to participate during their primary years.
We have recently established an Orff Ensemble, led by an experienced music teacher. is the spontaneous play of young children in which imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally and unconsciously. In the Orff Schulwerk process, aspects of play are developed consciously to involve learners with the elements of music and movement.