The Performing Arts Room at Makybe Rise Primary School is always a busy and exciting place! Our Performing Arts programs are created in line with the WA Curriculum Framework for The Arts Learning Area. They also take inspiration from the developing Australian Curriculum Music and Dance and Drama strands. Students enjoy learning to play instruments with a focus on recorder in Junior Primary and ukulele in Upper Primary. Music theory is taught within the context of the instrument they are learning. All students experience the varied percussion instruments with favourites being the African Drum Circle and the Boomwhackers (lightweight plastic tuned tubes). Singing is enjoyed by students with the school participating in the annual event, “Music: Count Us In” which is run by the Music Council of Australia.
Drama and Dance is also taught through the Performing Arts program. Students learn many different dance styles including Hip Hop, Contemporary, Folk, Bush and Cultural Dancing. In Drama, students explore characterisation, scripts, playbuilding and prop making.
Makybe Rise has two choirs, Junior and Senior, who rehearse weekly. Both choirs perform at school and community events such as The Cockburn/Fremantle Singing Festival and The Tuart Ridge Christmas Carols.
An annual talent quest, “Makybe Rise’s Got Talent” sees over 150 students participate in a fun audition process with the whole school sharing in the finale concert and voting for their favourite act.
Instrumental lessons are available at the school through the School of Instrumental Music (SIM) program and private tutors. Our SIM students are also invited to join the Baldivis Secondary College Concert Band that rehearses weekly at the high school.
AVID strategies are embedded in Performing Arts lessons with WICOR strategies used to enhance each student’s learning of The Arts curriculum as well as assisting students to develop success skills for learning.