At Coatesville Primary School our music program includes weekly classroom lessons and is enhanced by instrumental and choral opportunities.
Music – vocal and instrumental - is the focus of classroom time and aspects of cultural dance are included for each grade during the year.
An emphasis on singing and the practical use of classroom instruments gives our students the chance to develop skills which they apply to their creative tasks.
Music signs and symbols are introduced at Prep and students begin to read and compose with basic notation from this level.
Students begin to play the ukulele in Grade 1, and recorders are played in Grades 3 to 6 with the opportunity to use class sets of student flutes (Toots) and clarinets (Doods).
The Junior and Senior Choirs rehearse weekly and perform at school and local community events. Guitar, drum kit and keyboard lessons are available during school hours for students in Grade 1 to 6. Instrumental students are encouraged to perform for their peers in the classroom, at assemblies and school events.
The school celebrates a whole school performance at the Palais Theatre on alternative years in which every student performs a class item, and some perform additional instrumental, vocal or acting roles.