Visual art teaches young learners to develop better social skills and creates emotional well-being. It further teaches students problem-solving techniques that help them view the world in new ways through creative access.
Many academics believe Visual Arts improve motivation, thinking processes, and academic achievement. An arts-integrated curriculum allows students to become critical thinkers and creative learners while providing opportunities for personal growth and self-expression, which are essential aspects of holistic education.
Lessons within the Loreto Nedlands Visual Arts classroom focus on various strategies, skills, and techniques. As students progress through each year level, they build on the skills and techniques learned in previous years and the elements and principles used in creating their bodies of work. Students cover drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, ceramics, and 3D works, using a variety of mediums to express these artworks. These bodies of work are exhibited in a K-6 Art exhibition. Students also have the opportunity to have works exhibited at shows such as Angelico and also throughout the community.
Exciting events include our annual Performing Arts Festival.
The Musical Theatre program thrives at the school and includes a rotation of Year One to Year Two and Year Five to Year Six school musicals on a biannual rotation. Other opportunities for music performance include the Catholic Performing Arts Festivals, Independent Primary Schools Heads Association. In addition, students can showcase their musical talents at our school’s concerts, soirees, assemblies, and other events and functions.
Ensemble Groups and Private Tuition
Please view the instrumental booklet for details about our program and download the Loreto Nedlands Private Instrumental Enrolment Form.
Mrs Sarina Davey co-ordinates the Instrumental Program, and all queries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are able to participate, through invitation in the following Ensemble Groups throughout the year:
Individual tuition in voice and instrumental studies is offered on campus by professional Music Tutors for Pre Primary to Year Six.
Physical Education includes an extra-curricular fitness and sport program, swimming, cross country, athletics and participation in the Independent Primary Schools Heads of Australia (IPSHA) organisation, Catholic Primary School PE Association (CPSPEA), and State School WA competitions.
In Physical Education lessons, all Pre-Kindy to Year Six students are exposed to a variety of sports throughout the year, as well as fun and engaging fundamental movement games and activities. Edu-Dance is also a popular school-wide dance program that is incorporated into the curriculum where students learn new performances each year.
During the school year, students are involved in the Year Three to Six Swimming Carnival (Term One), Kindy to Year Six Cross Country (Term Two), Kindy Sports Carnival (Term Three), and the Pre-Primary to Year Six Athletics Carnival (Term Three). Following on from these school sport carnivals, Year Three to Year Six students who have qualified then have the opportunity to represent Loreto Nedlands at the Year Three to Year Six CPSPEA Interschool Competitions. Other sport competitions throughout the year include the IPHSA Winter Carnival, IPSHA Basketball Competition, IPSHA Cricket Competition, internal Basketball Competition (Alexander Guest), and attendance at various State School WA competitions during the year.
There are also external sport programs through Sporting Schools and companies facilitated on school grounds. Redhage Basketball (Tuesday afternoons) and Tennis Factory (Wednesday mornings) operate each term for Year One-Year Six students. Mr McCallum conducts exciting and enjoyable before-school sport and running programs each term as part of extra-curricular activities.