At Orelia Primary School we have a Music program from years Pre-Primary to Year 6.
The program has been designed to explore and develop many aspects of music including basic theory, with an emphasis on playing and creating. Both Kodaly and Orff strategies are used to engage and inform the students of musical theory concepts.
Instrumental practise happens through use of the ukeleleles in Years 2 to 6, and the glockenspiels and bells for Pre-Primary and Year 1.
Complementing the program is a dance component at the beginning of each lesson, and in the cooler months we begin our lesson with a percussion and exercise program called Drums Alive. Students use a large exercise ball and drumsticks to play along to the rhythm of popular songs.