At Whitford Catholic Primary School, we offer a range of musical activities and programs to encourage students to realise their academic, cultural and spiritual potential. During Music lessons with a specialist Music teacher, students are encouraged to sing, move, create and play instruments in response to a variety of music genres.
Students from all year levels learn the fundamentals of Music through play, drama, listening, theory, composition, practise and performance. Our classroom is equipped with a large selection of percussion and tuned instruments and the use of technology is incorporated into student learning.
Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 will use Glockenspiels as part of their learning and students from Year 4 to Year 6 will also learn the Recorder.
Liturgical singing plays a large part in the celebration of our Catholic faith. All students participate in, learn, rehearse and perform religious songs at school masses and liturgical events. To learn songs and enhance enthusiastic participation, the whole school meets on a fortnightly basis for liturgical singing.
All children will have the opportunity to perform as a class choir in the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival at some stage of their time at Whitford Catholic Primary School. The Catholic Performing Arts program provides students with a performance platform where they have the unique opportunity to show their work through performance not only in a school setting, but to their peers in other Catholic schools. Our students are given opportunities to perform in choral, instrumental, vocal, speech and dance sections of this annual event.
Students also have the opportunity to join the School Choir and participate in Private Instrumental Lessons.
After-school instrumental lessons provided by Keyed Up Music provide students with an opportunity for individual or small group lessons on either keyboard or guitar.