St Peter Chanel Catholic School

(07) 849 3734 5 Vardon Rd, Te Rapa, Hamilton 3200


In the arts, students learn to work both independently and collaboratively to construct meanings, produce works, and respond to and value others’ contributions. They learn to use imagination to engage with unexpected outcomes and to explore multiple solutions.

Each discipline is structured around four interrelated strands: Understanding the Arts in Context, Developing Practical Knowledge in the arts, Developing Ideas in the arts, and Communicating and Interpreting in the arts. The achievement objectives for each discipline reflect its distinct body of knowledge and practices. Over the course of years 1–8, students will learn in all four disciplines.

Goals for all children

  • Experience, value and respond to the Arts
  • Communicate and express themselves creatively
  • Develop confidence and competence in the skills of dance, drama, visual art and music
  • Independently identify their strengths and interests