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Classroom Music

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.

Choral Program

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. Wednesday 11.15am
  • Junior Choirunior Choir  Year 2 and 3. Tuesday 8am
  • Senior Choir – Years 4- 6. Wednesday 8am

Musical

Park Lake 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.