The Music curriculum at IJGS provides a comprehensive education, in state-of-the-art facilities. To enhance the learning experiences, classes are taught by specialist staff.
Students experience a sequential and aural-based program, practical in nature, incorporating the use of voice and instruments in a variety of literacy and creative activities. IJGS also integrates classroom strings and woodwind tuition in Years 4 to 6, thus allowing students exposure to various band instruments.
Junior School students perform at various school functions, including Anzac Day Service, MAD (Music, Art and Drama) Night, Grandparents’ Day, Music Showcase Evening and IJGS Presentation Night.
Visual & Performing Arts
Art, Drama and Music are integrated as Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) from Year 3 and offered as separate electives from Year 9. Specialist teachers and extensive resources provide opportunities for students to learn about the key learning areas of the Arts whilst developing self-awareness, aesthetic awareness, problem-solving, decision-making and effective communication.
Different themes link lessons and help students understand how the individual elements of various arts can impact upon, combine and complement each other to create a satisfying cultural experience - like how music can underscore the action of drama and comedy, how colour and movement can express changing emotions.