Creative arts is mandatory for students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform.
Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.
Creative and Practical arts (CAPA) - Connection and Engagement
At Narromine Public School we recognise that CAPA helps students to develop confidence through producing, participating in, appreciating and creating artistic pieces. CAPA is an important means of extending our learners and building on individual strengths, while engaging them within the school setting.
Students experience the four areas; visual arts, drama, music and dance each week. The focus in these lessons is on developing skills in a fun and happy atmosphere. The skills and content learned can develop students across the school and better prepare them for later high school learning in these subjects.
Through these subjects, students gain self-confidence and learn to be more expressive which enhances their learning and participation in other areas of school life.
In addition to the in-class CAPA program, NPS also has a strong extra-curricular program in the Arts, and students are able to join in many activities that supplement their class learning. These include:
Dance – Each year school groups participate in the Dubbo Eisteddfod and have consistently achieved results from highly commended through to first place.
Choir – Choir students practice weekly and work on a range of songs including popular songs to engage students. The choir regularly performs at school and community functions.
Music – Students have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular guitar lessons and performances as part of guitar group. The Years 3 to 6 students are able to participate in percussion play at lunchtimes.
Narromine Show – Each year students enter in the Narromine Show art and craft section.
Bi-annual Musical - Every two years NPS present a full school musical where students in Stage 3 receive main roles and students from all classes take part in the production.