Performing Arts are an integral part of school life at Stella Maris. All students have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive range of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities during their time at primary school.
All students participate in a weekly classroom music lesson with a specialist music teacher where they sing, compose, create, and perform on a variety of melodic and percussion instruments.
Students participate in many forms of art during the year, including visual art, media art, dance and drama. These classes aim to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting students imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. Participation in the Arts assists with:
Students perform alongside staff at school liturgies, masses, and other special school events held throughout the year.
Performing Arts Tuition Program
Stella Maris School offers a comprehensive performing arts program taught by a team of specialist teachers. We cater for all needs - including preparation for examinations and external performances.
Lessons are scheduled during the school day on a rotating timetable to minimise disruption to class learning time. Depending on age, physical ability, development, musical aptitude and interest, tuition is available for the following disciplines:
Available from Year 2 - 6
String Instruments - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Voice - Singing, Speech and Drama
Piano - including keyboard
Available from Year 3 - 6
Brass Instruments - Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium
Woodwind Instruments - Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone
Percussion Instruments - including Drum Kit, Xylophone and Glockenspiel
Guitars - Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar (only from Grade 6)
Theory of Music
Tuition is not available for students in Prep and Year 1
The Stella Maris School Dance Program offers weekly classes to students before school and during lunch times. Students develop fundamental motor skills and learn techniques through different genres. They enjoy opportunities to perform on assemblies, community events including an end of season concert.
Dance groups are determined based on experience and age groups to provide growth and enjoyment for all students.
Throughout the year, all of our school ensembles perform within and outside the school at a range of events. These include school events, festivals and Eisteddfods and combined school workshops and performances.
A school musical is staged every two years on-site at the school. Students are invited to be involved in a range of different aspects of these productions including singing, dancing and acting on stage, playing in the orchestra, working backstage or being part of the technical support crew. The musical embraces the entire school community with many opportunities for students, staff and parents to be involved.
Previous productions have included:
Through the Looking Glass (2020)
Beauty and the Beast (2018)
Peter Pan (2016)
The Wizard of Oz (2014)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2012)