Our Pre-School families are enriched by an early-learning music curriculum which is formally integrated within the Pre-school’s Early Years Learning Framework. The high-energy music classes are held weekly, and are taught throughout the year by our experienced Pre-school and Junior School Music Teacher, Mrs Ingrid Shaw.
This speciality music program engages students through interactive sessions in which they learn how to “sing it and say it, before you can play it”. Music is a dynamic medium and the Pre-School music program teaches children how to express themselves through musical techniques and concepts such as:
- loud and soft sounds;
- dynamics of pitch; and
- movement (singing, dancing and playing).
By participating in both individual and group music activities, children learn the value of patience, taking turns and experience the joy of celebrating with friends when they achieve foundational music skills and regularly present these as mini-performances.
Music can provide breakthrough experiences for children as they learn communication and socialisation. Weekly music lessons deliver a repertoire of material for each Pre-School teacher to take back into their Rooms (Possum Room and Wombat Room), incorporating music teachings with weekly activities involving all children.
Our beginner music programming is unique within the Region. This introduction to individual and group musical activity in Pre-School is a perfect stepping stone for children progressing into the Macquarie College Junior School, where music is celebrated and performed consistently in all Stages of Junior School learning and development.