The Arts - Music

Performing Arts Music at South Thornlie Primary School

All students from Year 1 to Year 6 participate in a Specialist Music Program at South Thornlie Primary. Students participate in a one hour music lesson each week where they learn a large range of skills through a developmental learning approach exploring, creating, interpreting and performing music.

Our focus for Music is guided by the National Curriculum for the Arts (Music) developed by ACARA. The program provides opportunities for moving (dance), creating, playing, singing and responding to a wide range of music styles. The focus is on fun, participation and performance while developing the musical elements including beat, rhythm, pitch, tone, dynamics, melody, tempo, form style and texture.

At South Thornlie children are introduced to the recorder in Year 4 to develop note reading and performance skills. Recorder continues in to Year 5 and is a good preparation for future instrumental learning.

The school is involved in the Instrumental Music Schools Services (IMSS) program and provides specialist instrumental tuition in Flute and Classical Guitar.

South Thornlie Primary School hosts both Junior and Senior Choirs who meet outside of instructional times twice a week to prepare for a range of performance projects in the school and community.  These include ANZAC Day, fortnightly school assemblies, Harmony Day, NAIDOC Week and more. Our school also holds an annual Music Showcase to display student’s musical talents across the Performing Arts.


Children (from year 1 through to year 6) participate in one hour of Science instruction with a specialist teacher each week.