The Visual Art program at Rostrata provides an engaging and positive learning environment where students can be creative, imaginative and develop their artistic abilities.
Students learn about and explore the Visual Art Elements and Principles of Design in accordance with the WA Curriculum.
Visual Arts supports students' ability to recognise and develop cultural appreciation of visual arts in past and contemporary contexts through exploring and responding to artists and their artworks.
Students are given opportunities to experiment with a range of materials to communicate their ideas. Explicit instruction on how to use a variety of media, techniques and tools allows students to develop their skills and confidence in Visual Art.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso
Music plays a significant role in a child’s education. Who would have thought that something as fun and exciting as music could encourage creativity! Creativity is becoming a valuable and much sought after skill that employers are looking for in employees in our fast progressing technological world. Music also provides numerous benefits to a child’s social and emotional well-being. By participating in musical activities students are taking risks, developing their confidence and expressing their ideas.
At Rostrata the music program is made available to all students. Children in Years 1-6 access the music specialist’s program while the Pre-Primary students access the classroom teacher’s music program. The musical elements of rhythm, pitch, dynamics, tempo, form, timbre and texture are taught using the Orff and Kodaly methodologies of music education. Students are engaged in movement, instrumental (non-tuned percussion eg: maracas, and tuned percussion eg: xylophones), vocal and composition experiences. To enhance the music program technology may be used. Students are encouraged to learn about music in a worldly context and to perform, respond, reflect and evaluate their own musical works and those of others.