The five Arts subjects in the Australian Curriculum are dance, drama, media arts, music, and visual arts.
The Arts aims to develop students:
Magill has specialist teachers in drama, music, dance and media arts.
Classroom teachers provide a Visual Arts program.
The aims of the drama program include:
To develop skills in group co-operation, confidence and commitment to the task.
To develop confidence in performing for an audience.
To develop the ability to provide constructive criticism to others and the ability to incorporate feedback into their work
The aims of the dance program include:
To develop an understanding of dance elements
To develop a familiarity with dance genres
To make and perform dance sequences, working in groups to communicate ideas
To develop and demonstrate safe dance practice
To develop the vocabulary of movement
The aims of the Media Arts program include:
To explore and make media art works to represent ideas
To use media technologies to capture images, sounds and text for a purpose
To share media artworks with peers and experience media artworks as an audience
The aims of the Music program include opportunities for students to:
Participate as creators, makers, and presenters of music, developing age appropriate skills.
Respond to music as an art form with all its styles, genres and purposes.
Instrumental Music at Magill:
Some of our instrumentalists are trained during school time in small groups by I.M.S. teachers. We offer string, brass and woodwind.
All private and IMS students are eligible to join our school ensembles, after adequate tuition and an audition. Magill offers flute, wind string and rock ‘n’ roll ensembles, all of which perform in public and at major functions. Performers are invited, or may audition to join ensembles early in the year.
There is an expectation that our instrumentalists work in an ensemble, not only for the benefit of group work, but also as community service to Magill School. We are proud of our ensembles, which are at the forefront of music at Magill and which regularly feature in and win state music competitions.
Years 2-7 Choral:
Magill School has four choirs. The year 2, year 3, year 4 and the year 5/6/7 Festival choir. All choirs meet every week to practice and they perform at various functions throughout the year.
The Year 5/6/7 choir is a participant in the state Festival Choir, known as the Festival of Music. This event occurs in September each year and offers students a special opportunity to perform on stage.