Tairangi School Procedure Statement
THE ARTS NAG 1 Curriculum
The following procedures are to be followed by the school:
- We believe the Arts are a powerful form of personal, social and cultural expression. Therefore our Arts programme will stimulate student imagination, thinking and understanding. Through the Arts students will create ideas and images that reflect, communicate and change their views of the world.
- Our school programme will enable Students to develop literacy in each discipline of the Arts as they:
- Explore and use its elements, conventions, processes, techniques and technologies.
- Draw on a variety of sources of motivation to develop ideas and make art works.
- Present and respond to art works, developing skills in conveying and interpreting meaning.
- Investigate the discipline and art works in relation to their social and cultural contexts (p.10 “Literacies in the Arts” AiNZC).
- Students will:
- Contribute actively to dance, drama, music and visual arts within our school and community by making, presenting and responding to art works.
- Learn how the arts operate in and contribute to societies and cultures within local, national and overseas contexts.
- Appreciate the significance and value of Toi Maori in different contexts, understanding of the ideas and messages expressed in the traditional art forms and contemporary developments of Toi Maori – for example in the words of waiata, then images of kowhaiwhai and the sections of waiata-a-ringa recognise the cultural diversity our school has to offer through the Arts.
- Investigate how technological advances have impacted upon the ways in which art works are researched, planned, designed and made, including how print media and other technologies influence communication and interpretation in the Arts eg video, film, recording, video games.
- Programmes in the Arts disciplines will provide learning opportunities in each of the four strands. The overlapping nature of the strand encourages integrated planning and ensures that, in a given project or unit of work, students will generally learn in more than one strand at a time. Also, at certain times, selected strands may receive more or less emphasis, depending on the ages and learning needs of students.
The Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum will be used to plan all Arts programmes. Teachers will ensure there is a balance of all four disciplines.
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