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Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Creative Arts Programs

We are fortunate at St Joseph's, to have well-resourced, rapidly growing and highly successful Creative Arts Program.

Instrumental Music is offered to all students from Grade 2 onwards, including:

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Percussion

Students wishing to participate in instrumental music participate in 30-minute small-group tutorials during class time. They learn technique, tone, rhythm, aural skills, breathing and musicality. Being part of our Instrumental Music Program also enables students to perform in our junior and excellence school bands as well as a number of other ensembles. Instrumental Music tuition fees are invoiced separately to school fees. Instrument hire or purchase is a parent responsibility.

The benefits of learning an instrument are vast, including increased mathematical capacity, stronger brain function and sharper concentration. Please have a look at the website explaining the 18 benefits of learning a musical instrument.

Choirs are run at St Joseph's throughout the year, giving our students many opportunities to perform at a number of different events such as the Mount Isa Eisteddfod, Queensland Music Festivals Projects, Multicultural Festival, Carols by Candlelight etc.

All students from Prep to Year 6 receive specialist Music, Visual Art and Drama tuition aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Arts Learning Area. Classroom teachers facilitate an integrated approach to Media studies as part of the general classroom curriculum program. Students participate in specialist Dance classes (block lessons) at the end of Term 2.


Camps & Excursions

​Parents are informed of excursions by the classroom teacher, via a letter outlining the requirements of the excursion and opt out consent.

Annual camps are available for Year 6 (to Magnetic Island) and Year 5 (to Gumburu, Paluma).

Each year level from Years 1 to 4 will participate in a school-based sleepover each year.