The music staff at Pimpama, with the
support of the administrative team, uphold music as an important focus within a
child’s education. Music Education has many positive flow-on effects to
other areas of learning. When playing a musical instrument,
students are engaging in mathematical, linguistic, spatial and creative
thinking. They are also honing their fine-motor skills, developing their
individual confidence through performance and exercising team-work skills when
working as part of an ensemble.
Students at Pimpama participate in classroom
music as part of the curriculum and can also be
involved in the extra-curricular programs on offer.
Class Music Program
specialist music teacher visits Pimpama State School for four days a week, to
teach an aural, sequential and developmental music program which uses the voice
as the main tool. Pimpama students have a music
lesson once a week with the music teacher. Music
programs focus on students making music and developing the ability to think and
express themselves in sound. Learning is activity based and through a variety
of such activities, the children are taught the basic skills of music - beat,
rhythm, pitch, singing, movement, listening, musical literacy, creating and
playing. By the end of year six, students will have used untuned percussion,
xylophone, recorder and ukulele.
also elect to be in one of the school's performing groups including Choir, Band
or String Ensemble.