The Music program with Mr Andrew Aitken offers students opportuities to explore ways of manipulating the elements of music and develop ideas using a range of instruments. Students work in ensemble and solo contexts to perform at assemblies and school events. With a weekly music lesson, an annual cabaret performance showcasing each class, senior school choir and 2 school bands, the students at GHPS have many opportunities to develop their love of music.
Glen Huntly Primary’s music program helps build learning skills and well-rounded intelligence as well as developing lifelong interest in music and skills such as:
- Learning tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments
- Experiences in rhythm and beat, pitch, form, expression, style and harmony.
Every class has a weekly half-hour lesson for music. During this time classes participate actively in a sequential program which includes movement, singing, games and development of listening skills.
The aim in the first three years of school is to develop basic musicianship and the beginnings of an understanding of how music is notated.
The music room is situated in the Wendy Wilson Hall on the East Site adjacent to the basketball court.
The school’s music program also contributes to its highly popular Cabaret evening which showcases the school’s choir, band, and music program.
The school offers guitar and keyboard lessons by external teachers. Please contact the school office for more information on availability.
Helping your child
Parents can help children improve their musical abilities in many ways. The most obvious of these are to expose them to a wide variety of musical experiences, from pop to orchestral music. Creating and making music as well as listening to it is also a way to encourage musical knowledge to grow.
Year 3 – Year 6 Choir
Prep to Year 2 students experience Year level choir once a week.
Band and Choir (Year 5-6 students)
At Year Five and Six these experiences are developed into more creative work, whether it be using traditional percussion instruments or voice.
There are also opportunities to sing in the Senior Choir as well as be involved in the School Bands, The Party Hats or The Second Chairs.
The Cabaret is our annual whole of school music event. Previous year’s event details can be seen here.