SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL MUSIC PROGRAM Every year Currumbin Primary School holds a SWELL Celebration at the same time as the Gold Coast SWELL Sculpture Festival. Children enjoy Art/Sculpture competitions, displays, workshops and walks to the exhibition. A visiting artist is usually a highlight. Currumbin Primary School offers a comprehensive music program fostering creativity, discipline, teamwork and higher order thinking. Educating the whole child with the inclusion of music and the arts enhances the quality of C U R R U M B I N ‘S G O T T A L E N T education within the school. Our annual competition “Currumbin’s Got Talent” is a highlight and it results in some lunchtime spectacular entertainment. THERAPY & DANCE (TAD) TAD (Therapy and Dance), is a non-profit organisation that is offering students supported by Student Services at Currumbin State School an opportunity to participate in an intensive dance and movement program . In 2014 the students were invited to compete in an Eisteddfod at the end of the program. YOGA Prep students participate in weekly yoga classes held by Karma Kids Club which teaches students how to focus the mind, increasing their ability to concentrate in class. PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM CLASSROOM MUSIC Throughout their early schooling years, all students learn to listen, perform and develop a knowledge of musical elements. They learn to discriminate forms and styles of music and to attend to particular qualities in the music of different composers, countries, cultures and periods. DANCE LESSONS DRUMBEAT ‘Currumbin Dance and Gymnastics’ school provide lunchtime lessons in our Assembly Hall. Selected students participate in a 10 week lunchtime program with a focus on developing social skills. The pro- MOVE AND GROOVE This energetic and exciting movement program teaches children 2 - 5 years how to dance and express themselves physically and creatively while having fun, developing fitness and flexibility. Classes run in 8 week blocks each school term by the GCCC. Currumbin Primary School Philip Street, Currumbin 4223 Ph: 5559 6333 Fax: 5559 6300 [email protected] www.currumbiss.eq.edu.au gram culminates in a drum circle performance utilizing the Djembe, an African percussion instrument. ELIZABETH CHANDLER The school conducts a Strings Program (Yr 3-6) and an Instrumen- Liz completed a Bachelor of Education Hons at Westminster limited and additional costs for instrument hire and a contribution College In Oxford, England. She taught class in East London for levy may apply. four years, taking Grades 3 and 4. Justin studied music and education at the Queensland University at A.B. Paterson College for two years before of Technology, completing degrees in music taking up a music teaching post with the The classroom music teacher and senior choir co-ordinator at Currumbin State School is Danny Carolan. Danny attended Latrobe University in Melbourne, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in music). JUSTIN HART On her return to Australia, Liz taught Grade 6 DANNY CAROLAN tal (Band) Program (Yr 4-6) taught by specialist staff. Places are After working for many years as a professional musician, Danny attended Southern Cross University where he was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Education. performance and secondary education. Department of Education, Queensland. He has been teaching instrumental music in Gold She has specialized in teaching Strings at 7 other schools and enters Coast schools since 2007. Justin enjoys perform- her groups in a variety of musical events such as the Gold Coast ing regularly in orchestras, big bands and other Eisteddfod, the Advanced Music Camp at Tallebudgera and School various small groups locally. Mr.Carolan and former school captain Chantelle Ward Justin also teaches music at Palm Beach Currumbin High School. Concerts. JUNIOR & SENIOR CHOIR JUNIOR CHOIR (YEAR 1—3) SENIOR CHOIR (YEAR 4—6) The choirs offer a varied and challenging repertoire for those students who value the joy of singing. They represent the school in BAND STRINGS PROGRAM YEAR 3 — 6 In school time Strings tuition extends student’s abilities in: Violin Viola Cello Double Bass Various ensembles perform at functions in their new music uniform. YEAR 4— 6 ceremonies, competitions and community events. Band tuition in: Flute Clarinet Saxophone Trumpet Trombone Bass Guitar Percussion offers extension to those students whose musical talents broaden to playing an instrument. Lessons are provided in school time by Ed. Qld instructors. On gaining an appropriate standard, students join an ensemble offering participation opportunities in school assemblies, school functions, eisteddfods and community events. WENDY MCKAY Registered Teacher with 25 years experience Full time teacher Currumbin Primary School Trained in special education (visually impaired) Reading Recovery teacher 2002-2007 Junior Choir teacher 2009-2014 I am currently enjoying my role as the Junior Choir co-ordinator and teacher very much. It is lovely to see such enthusiasm from the children who participate in the program. Mrs Yvette Grant, who is our pianist and also a dedicated teacher at our school, and I are committed to giving our young singers an enriching musical experience.
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