Frenchs Forest Public School

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Creative arts

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.

Students can unleash their creative flair through dance and drama performances, competitions, exhibitions and enrichment programs.

Students with particular interests and talents can participate in local and statewide activities in visual arts, music, dance and drama.

Visual arts

Our visual arts programs provide opportunities for all students to develop and nurture their artistic talent as well as their appreciation of artworks. Classroom experiences and activities are designed and developed to enhance the student's artistic abilities and creativity.

Over the school year students participate in the creation of artworks using paints, chalk, pencil and many other materials. Visual art is also explored through technology where students are given opportunities to develop their creativity using web 2.0 applications.  

Frenchs Forest Public School staff believe the development of students' artistic capabilities will stimulate their individual interests and talents whilst building their confidence and self esteem.


The music program at Frenchs Forest Public School allows all students to develop an appreciation for music as a listener and as a performer. Students learn concepts such as beat, pitch, dynamics, tone colour and structure of music. Through listening to a wide range of repertoire, students develop an understanding and acceptance of many styles of music from various cultures and times. Exiting additions to the music program are ukuleles and Japanese drums!

In Kindergarten students sing, move and play simple percussion instruments to gain confidence with music.  During Years 1 and 2, students learn to read musical notation while playing an instrument. 

In Year 3 students have the opportunity to join the school bands and choirs. Students in Years 3 and 4 all learn basic guitar and ukulele skills to extend their knowledge of how to read music and understand the concepts involved in performance. 

In Years 5 and 6, students continue with percussion, guitar, ukulele, drums, recorder and singing. Many of our Year 5 and 6 students perform in our concert and performance bands.

The school's bands and choirs have many performance opportunities including singing at the Sydney Opera House and Town Hall and participating in competitions.