Creative arts is mandatory for students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform.
Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.
In addition to the school's formal teaching and learning program in the Creative Arts, Eastwood Heights also offers a variety of extracurricular programs that foster individual students' interests and abilities in the creative and performing arts.
These include an excellent band program, a Junior Choir, Dance Group, and a Kindergarten to Year 6 ‘Wakakirri' production.
Students can unleash their creative flair through dance and drama performances, competitions, exhibitions and enrichment programs.
Students with particular interests and talents can participate in local and statewide activities in visual arts, music, dance and drama.
Eastwood Heights takes part in the Wakakirri performing arts festival every second year. Teachers and students create a Story Dance combining many elements of performing arts. Students always enjoy playing their part in our school's production, with over one hundred participants in 2017.
Every other year students from K-6 at Eastwood Heights create a multitude of items contributing to a showcase of student talent. This performance is open to all parents and community members. Keep your eyes on the school newsletter for announcements regarding the 2018 Performance Evening.
Each year students from Years 3-6 have the opportunity to form the Eastwood Heights Public School Ryde School Spectacular Choir. They will perform in the Ryde Schools' Spectacular - an annual concert at the Opera House. This unique experience showcases our school's vocal talent while teaching students how to read a choral score and perform songs. The choir is always very excited about representing our school at this amazing event.
Students in Years One and Two may join the Junior Choir. Students learn songs from various eras and genres in a fun, contemporary, enthusiastic and cooperative environment.
Singing and chanting play a large role within the Creative Arts syllabus, so participation in the Junior Choir consolidates what the students have been learning in Music. Not only do students gain musical knowledge, they also perform at some assemblies and special events.
Junior Choir is not a compulsory activity, simply a motivating way for the students to express themselves and play an active part in the school's community.
The Eastwood Heights Public School Dance Group is a group of Years 4 – 6 students that meet at lunch times to learn and choreograph new and exciting dance routines.
Each year, the Dance Group choreographs a routine based upon the Ryde School Speculator Concert's theme in the hopes of successfully auditioning and therefore performing at the Opera House.
The Dance Group performs regularly throughout the year for our school and the wider community.
The Junior Dance Group at EHPS is an opportunity for Stage 1 students to foster their love of dance and to build on skills they already possess. The students in the group are selected through an audition process.
The Junior Dance Group for 2018 is comprised of 35 Year 1 and 2 students. We are creating a piece to showcase our talents and love of dance at some in school events later in the year.