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.
For the past 9 years, music has been an integral part of the school's performing arts program. Students participate in performing, creative, and listening activities which encourage solo and group experiences.
Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 classes enjoy rhythmic and melodic activities based around the voice, movement and percussion instruments.
Stage 2 and 3 students participate in instrumental, vocal, and creative lessons with an emphasis on solo and group performance.
For the past 3 years, students from Stage 2 and 3 have enjoyed the possibility of learning the recorder in an encouraging and supportive environment. Their music reading skills have developed considerably on an accessible instrument that may lead to other woodwind instruments - flute, clarinet, and saxophone.
Students are encouraged to perform at Kindergarten to Year 2, and Year 3 to 6 assemblies. Over the years, many musical styles have been represented; Balinese Gamelan, blues songs, folk and pop music, and classical examples.
Un-tuned percussion, glockenspiels, drums, guitars, recorders, stringed instruments, keyboards, and the voice have appeared on stage. Students show that the possibility of music is available to all.
Another aspect of the music program is the school choir. The choir is an inclusive activity enjoyed by both the singers and the audience at any school ceremony or celebration.
The choir members meet each Wednesday at lunchtime to rehearse songs for a variety of performance opportunities including the Taree Eisteddfod, Carols by Candlelight, Bucketts of Talent, other Gloucester community events, and at Gloucester Public School.
There are presently 60 singers in the choir. All students from Years 3 to 6 are welcome to join.