Every student attends weekly lessons in Classroom Music with a specialist teacher. Activities include singing, moving and playing classroom percussion instruments. Thinking musically is encouraged, and skills in reading and using symbols to convey musical ideas are developed. Students have opportunities to participate in community programs and initiatives such as the South Australian Primary Schools Music Festival, Musica Viva in Schools, and Music Count Us In. These programs help to expose students to a range of musical styles and cultural contexts.
Optional, Special Interest Music Programs are offered during the course of the school day, through DECD, and by Private Providers.
DECD supports our Senior Choir – open to students in Years 5-7. Choir members attend weekly, one hour rehearsals with an on-site Choir Teacher and visiting Accompanist based on the outstanding Festival of Music resources.
In Term 3, a selected group performs on the stage of Festival Theatre. Multiple pathways exist for students with exceptional skills; Flagstaff Hill students have been vocal soloists, dance/drama troupe members, orchestral players and student comperes in recent years.
DECD also supports our Strings program, with access to violin, ‘cello and viola instruction, local workshops and performance opportunities for students in Year 3-7.
Private Providers come into our school, and offer tuition in Piano & Keyboard, Guitar, Wind and Brass, Voice, Drums and the junior primary focused Nursery Notes Program.
Instrumental lessons are offered after recess, scheduled to avoid clashes with Literacy and Numeracy teaching blocks in all classrooms. The lessons are available for Year 1 - Year 7 students. We hold an annual Mid-year Instrumental and Choral Recital in the School Gym for all Special Interest Music Students and their families. We have a fantastic School Band too.
Please visit the Flaggy Music Blog for more information.