Every student at Park Lake State School has a specialist music lesson each
week. To ensure the best outcomes for
students, the program is aligned with current curriculum documents. Students are encouraged to participate fully
in music lessons and have fun while engaging with the curriculum. Students are provided with a wide range of
repertoire to develop their skills in music with a particular focus on
indigenous music through the Yugumbeh anthem, simple songs in indigenous
language and learning and exploring music in indigenous culture. The
basic elements of the weekly Music lessons are beat, rhythm, movement,
performance and composition through a repertoire of songs and rhymes. Prep and Year 1 provides the foundation for
these skills and encourages confidence and resilience to promote participation
in more advanced year groups. Years 2
and 3 continue to develop the skills experienced in the first two years of
school. Students begin to read formal
music and play the glockenspiel and chime bars.
Years 4 and 5 build upon student knowledge of reading and composing
music through learning the recorder.
Year 6 students consolidate the knowledge they have gathered during the
previous years and spend time during the year learning to play the guitar.
Park Lake State School currently runs 3 choir groups per week – all
students in the school are catered for. The groups do not require auditions and
all students are welcome to join the group relevant to their year group. There is no cost to the program however
students do sign a form with an undertaking to attend rehearsals and
performances. If there are performances
outside of the school such as Eisteddfod, there is usually a cost per student
for bus fare. Each choir performs a
number of times a year in different settings including school Performing Arts
Concerts, for visiting exchange groups, Gold Coast Eisteddfod, Choral Fanfare
and school assemblies. A number of our
choral students have also attended Advanced Choral Camp at Tallebudgera.
Infant Choir – Prep and Year 1
Junior Choir – Year 2 and 3
v Tuesday 8am
Senior Choir – Years 4- 6
State School presents a musical every second year. In 2015 staff and students presented Disney’s
Peter Pan Junior. Park Lake takes great
pride in the work and dedication that goes into preparing and presenting
musicals. Parts are auditioned and all
students who wish to be involved are given the opportunity to do so. Our next
musical will be in 2017.