Caningeraba’s Music program includes classroom music, instrumental music and choral music.
All lessons are aligned with current curriculum documents to encourage every child to succeed in their music education.
Students participate in weekly activities that involve singing, playing instruments, listening, moving, improvising and composing by selecting the music elements to express ideas through sound. They are assessed on their ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, creating, presenting, responding and reflecting.
Learning experiences are personalised to cater for the developmental needs of each child. Our school also prioritises the use of ICT in Music and focuses on integrating literacy and numeracy to enhance overall outcomes. The curriculum is based on the Australian National Curriculum and is taugh from Prep through to year 6.
Caningeraba’s Instrumental Music program offers opportunities for students from grade 3 to grade 6 to participate in small group instrumental lessons and large ensemble rehearsals. We currently have over 100 children learning an orchestral instrument.
Strings: The strings program offers students from grade 3 to grade 6 the opportunity to learn the violin, viola, cello or double bass.
Multi Instrumental: The multi instrumental program offers students from grade 4 to grade 6 the opportunity to learn a concert band instrument. There are currently 4 ensembles; Year 4 Band, Year 5 Band, Year 6 Band and Jazz Band. Students can learn the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, baritone horn, trombone, bass guitar and percussion instruments.
The curriculum is based upon and Education Queensland Instrumental Music Curriculum Guide.
At Caningeraba we have two choirs; Junior Choir for students in years 1-3 and Senior Choir for students in year 4-6. The choirs rehearse once a week in lunch times and students are free to join at the beginning of the year and again after Eisteddfods in Term 3. The two choirs perform at a number of events including the school ANZAC Day assembly, Music Count Us In celebrations and the Gold Coast Eisteddfod.
To provide opportunity for students to learn a musical instrument within an ensemble setting.
To provide an opportunity for students to share their musical experiences with others.
To establish and support links within the surrounding and wider community.
To provide opportunities for greater participation in music education for the whole school community.
To foster interaction between year levels through participation in school based ensembles.
To support learning in the classroom through cross curricular links.
To provide students with the opportunities to improve their self-esteem and interpersonal skills through group work and ensemble participation.