Welcome to Creative Arts K-6
The Curriculum Support site is being decommissioned on 30th September. A new site is currently being developed for teachers under the Department of Education replatforming agenda.
There will be no further updates to the Curriculum Support site.
About Creative Arts curriculum support
Welcome to Creative Arts at Early Learning and Primary Education - Learning and Leadership.
The Creative Arts Advisor provides support to teachers of Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts in NSW public schools.
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Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus
The Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus provides a comprehensive rationale for teaching and learning dance, drama, music and visual arts as part of the NSW curriculum. Studying the Creative Arts gives students opportunities for creative action, aesthetic pleasure and emotional response as well as insights into personal and cultural values and beliefs.
Learning in the arts
Learning in the arts is underpinned by the belief that all students can learn the skills, knowledge and understandings from the content and outcomes of the syllabus. Furthermore, all students have a right, a curriculum guarantee, to opportunities that will enable them to achieve the outcomes.
Teaching the arts
Teaching practice in the arts is explicit and purposeful. It is deliberate, in that the teacher has a role in establishing the parameters within which students learn. Teaching programs should allow students to build on previous experiences, to practise skills and to apply knowledge in different contexts. Students need opportunities to revisit skills and areas of knowledge so that they can expand their repertoire and increase the complexity of their understanding.
Australian Curriculum consultation in New South Wales
Remember teachers in New South Wales public schools continue to use existing NSW syllabuses in the remaining K-10 learning areas including Creative Arts K-6 syllabus.
View this April 2013 presentation to trace the development of Australian Curriculum: The Arts and the NSW context.
Advice from NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES)
BOSTES Memo to Principals D2012/8348 31 July 2012
Visit BOSTES to find out more.
Artist in Schools
Fresh AIR is a three-year, targeted strategic initiative to build on previous artist in residence (AIR) programs and further develop best practice. The initiative is overseen by a working group consisting of representatives from Arts NSW, Australia Council for the Arts, NSW Department of Education and Communities and leading NSW arts and cultural organisations, such as the Sydney Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Artist In Schools has provided unique opportunities for teachers and young people in New South Wales primary and secondary schools to collaborate with professional artists over a period of time.
Artists from many fields, including dance, drama, music, visual arts and digital media, work collaboratively with schools and communities to develop innovative projects. Professional learning for both artists and teachers is core to the program.
MOVE PRIMARY: Art in motion
MOVE PRIMARY: Art in motion is an online visual arts resource for primary teachers. The resource has a focus on contemporary art - in particular 4D moving works, and was produced by the NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre in collaboration with Kaldor Public Art Projects.
MOVE PRIMARY is one of a suite of innovative resources we have created with Kaldor Public Art Projects to support visual arts.
The importance of arts education
Listen to leading Australian artists share their thoughts about the importance of arts education.
From left to right:
Brendan Cowell Actor, playwright, director
Meryl Tankard Choreographer
Janet Lawrence Artist
Chris Taylor Political satirist
Elena Kats-Chernin Composer
Liz Ann MacGregor Artistic director
Stephen Page Artistic director
Stelios Arcadiou Performance artist
Hossein Valamanesh Artistic director
Kim Walker Executive director
Techa Noble Performer
Nigel Butterly Composer
Peter Sculthorpe Composer
Matthew Doyle Composer, performer
Alana Valentine Playwright
Marion Potts Director