Curriculum - The Arts at KPS


The Arts is one of the most exciting specialist areas at Kalgoorlie Primary School with Mrs Vincenti teaching skills and concepts to students from year one to six. This year, in The Arts, the subject areas of Visual Arts, Media Arts, Drama and Dance will be covered.

Visual Arts at Kalgoorlie Primary School includes the fields of art, craft and design. The students are encouraged to create original visual representations that communicate and express their imaginative ideas. They gain insight into the significance of Visual Arts in society and learn how to respond to artistic works through their developing awareness of artworks from social, cultural and historical contexts.

Purposeful projects are set to inspire creativity and foster enjoyment and appreciation of Visual Arts. Each group works on tasks that relate to their class topics as well as incorporating the necessary practical Visual Arts skills.

Students learn through discovery and experimentation by utilising visual techniques, processes and technologies. The goals and assessment criteria are discussed with each class and encourage a good standard and appropriate skill level while still providing challenges to extend all students.

Displaying the artwork is an important aspect of the program. The presentation varies from showcasing within the Art Room and halls to whole school exhibitions.

Media Arts enables students to analyse past technologies, and use existing and emerging technologies as they explore imagery, text and sound to create meaning. Students participate in, experiment with, and interpret cultures, media genres and styles, and different communication practices.

Students learn to be critically aware of ways that media are culturally used and negotiated, and are dynamic and central to the way they make sense of the world and themselves. They learn to interpret, analyse and develop media practices through their experiences in making media arts. They are inspired to imagine, collaborate and take on responsibilities in planning, designing and producing media artworks.