Learning and Teaching

Performing Arts

Music doesn’t describe, narrate or tell stories. What it does best is evoke, suggest and imply. It can open up the mind of a child in extraordinary ways. The abstraction of music allows them into a special world and a unique way of thinking. And that’s why they should make their own, preferably via singing. – Richard Gill OAM


 

St. Ambrose offers a specialized Performing Arts curriculum with specialist teacher, Mrs. Nicole Sherlock-Byrne. Students participate in classes of one hour each week on Thursdays (senior classes) and Fridays (junior classes).

Performing Arts at St. Ambrose combines the Victorian Curriculum learning areas of Music, Dance and Drama and is guided by the Orff and Kodaly philosophies of music education.

School Production

During Term 3 each year, St. Ambrose Parish school presents a School Production.  The production involves all students from Foundation to Year 6.  

Throughout the production, students focus on music, dance and drama performance skills as well as the technical elements of a stage production. Senior students can follow their passion and individual interests by pursuing performance roles or developing skills in audio and sound production and stage management.  Students in Foundation to Grade 4, develop drama, dance and music skills which are presented as part of the school production.

Performance Opportunities

At St Ambrose, students are encouraged to prepare and present Music, Drama and Dance works to their peers, the school community and to the wider community.  Students perform at School Assemblies, Masses, Community events such as the Woodend Lion’s Christmas Carols, School Events such as Grandparents day and have also presented flash mob performances in the school grounds and the local market in Woodend.

Performance Opportunities

At St Ambrose, students are encouraged to prepare and present Music, Drama and Dance works to their peers, the school community and also to the wider community.  Students regularly perform at School Assemblies, Community events such as the Woodend Lion’s Christmas Carols, School Events such as Grandparents Day and have also presented flash mob performances in the school grounds and the local market in Woodend.