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.
Taverners Hill has a strong music program. The children have regular opportunities to perform at weekly assemblies, fetes and special celebrations.
Each Wednesday during Whole School Singing the students learn new songs related to term themes or the Musica Viva program.
Our P&C funds a music teacher who takes each class for a 40 minute lesson each Tuesday. The classes have a variety of musical experiences from playing tuned & untuned percussion instruments, movement and singing games or composing their own music. In Terms 2-4 Year Two students learn the recorder. This assists our students join band programs at their Year 3-6 schools.
Taverners Hill students enjoy two concerts per year through the Musica Viva schools program. In 2013 we will see Makukuhan on June 18 and Jacana on November 4 at Leichhardt PS.
In Term 4 the annual Taverners musical is performed at the AOG church in Petersham. Every child has a role in the whole school production singing and dancing to a large audience.
In addition to class Visual Arts programs Taverners students have the opportunity to participate in art incursions during the year. In 2013 RAW Art will provide three workshops focussed on printmaking, sculpture and clay modelling. In Term 2 Joffa's Toon School will visit, teaching the children to draw cartoons coupled with a self esteem messages. 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.