The Performing Arts Program at Makybe Rise Primary School is a music based program aligning with the Australian Curriculum. AVID is 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. Students from Pre-Primary through to Year Six are taught the elements of music through an engaging and hands on programme. Students are taught a range of instruments including the ukulele, boom whacker, glockenspiel and keyboard, as well as a variety of pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments. Students embrace cultural diversity through music and explore how the elements of music can be used to affect mood. Students are provided opportunities to learn to read musical notation as well as compose and respond to music in a range of contexts.
Our school choir, Makybe Rising Stars, is comprised of Year Three to Six students. Students participate in the Western Australian Government School Music Society (WAGSMS) performance at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Students from all years are also invited to join the Christmas Choir, where they will perform at the school as well as community events.
Student Success Week at Makybe also embraces the skills students demonstrate in Performing Arts. The annual ‘Fully Sic’ invites students to audition, rehearse and perform a range of acts, with the finale occurring on Student Success Open Night in Term Three.
In Year Four, students sit a musical aptitude test, to ascertain suitability to play a range of instruments. Selected students have the opportunity to participate in the IMSS program throughout their primary and secondary education. Instruments offered include trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet and classical guitar. These students are also invited to join the Baldivis Secondary College Concert Band that rehearses weekly at the high school.