The art room at St Francis Xavier is a place of fun and creativity.
In Visual Arts at SFX, the children are given a wide variety of activities to experience. The Visual arts program has a balance of two- dimensional and three- dimensional activities such as painting, drawing, paperwork, construction, printmaking, fabric work, modelling and many more.
At SFX we aim to broaden their skills and knowledge as they progress through the year levels. They are introduced to exploring and responding to other artists and their artworks. Visual arts gives the students a way to express their feelings, emotions and interpretation of the world around them. The elements of art i.e line, shape,size, colour and texture along with expression and creativity balance out a thoroughly enjoyable art curriculum.
Music engages the senses and the brain, stimulating creativity and innovation.
Students at SFX engage with music through singing, playing, moving, games and listening. Each class has a classroom Music lesson weekly. Music is taught using the Kodály method, which encourages students to discover musical elements sequentially. Students participate in music-making and develop a range of skills including vocal, rhythmic, notation, ensemble and listening skills (analysis).
Students at SFX have many opportunities to participate in extracurricular music activities and performances through;
School Choir – open to any students from Yr 2 to 6
The String Ensemble – open to any student who has been playing a string instrument for longer than a year (own instrument is required)
Bucket Drummers – Open to students in Yr 5 and 6
SFX hosts a bi-annual Concert and a School Art Show takes place in the alternate year – not to be missed!