Performing Arts


Boroondara Park has a thriving and exciting Performing Arts program, which gives our students ample opportunities to become involved in the many dance, drama and musical activities that we offer. 

 

All students from Foundation to Grade 6 have a 50-minute session of Performing Arts each week, providing a well-rounded curriculum exploring dance, drama and music.  We have two well-equipped Performing Arts rooms; our music specific classroom has an array of tuned and untuned percussion instruments which are utilised by our students and the other, our dance and drama classroom, is an open space where the students can participate in drama and movement activities.  A range of ICT is incorporated throughout our Performing Arts program.

 

Boroondara Park prides itself on a commitment to training students in theatre etiquette as well as providing them with an opportunity to work on the stage.  Our Junior School (Foundation–Grade 2) presents a Junior School Concert each year in May, and our Senior School (Grade 3-6) stages a Major School Production every second year in July/August. Students who have an interest in the technical aspects of theatre are also able to work backstage or in the bio box to foster their interest. 

 

We also have a strong instrumental program providing students with the opportunity to learn an instrument outside of their scheduled Performing Arts lesson each week.  Currently Boroondara Park offers violin, piano, guitar, bass, drums, flute, saxophone and voice lessons.  The intake for instrumental music is in December each year.  As there is great demand for some instruments please contact the office for further information.

 

For those students keen to pursue their love of music outside of the classroom we also offer a number of ensembles: 

  • Junior School Choir: Grades 1-3
  • Senior School Choir: Grades 4-6
  • Combined Girls’ & BoysVocal Group: An auditioned group for students in Grades 5-6 (must be a member of Senior Choir)
  • African Drumming Ensemble: Grade 5-6 (select entry ensemble)
  • Rock Group & Rock Squad: Grade 5-6 (instrumental students)
  • String Ensemble: (violin instrumental students)