EVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST-PABLO PICASSO

The Arts

We want students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally.

Our Arts program develops students self confidence, enjoyment and understanding of The Arts by encouraging them to explore and interpret personal experiences, foster imagination and creativity, develop manipulative skills, explore and experiment with a wide variety of materials, apply art elements, processes and techniques, develop looking, thinking and technical skills, develop social interaction skills with their peers and be able to analyse their own art works and those of others, including works from past and present contexts.

Bourchier Street has a large, bright and well resourced Art Room with a ceramic kiln and is adjacent to a small court yard which is used for outdoor art activities.
Students participate in visual arts activities for an hour per week and are organised into work activity groups to enable teacher directed learning in small groups.

Through Performing Arts activities students gain valuable intellectual, imaginative and expressive qualities. They learn about the cultural, social and historical background of Performing Arts and develop their understanding and enjoyment of music. Self-esteem and confidence are greatly enhanced whilst the students are having so much fun. The Performing Arts Program at Bourchier St. P.S covers the disciplines of Dance, Drama and Music.

​A wide variety of activities are focused around plays, dress-ups, singing, percussion, instruments, puppetry, folk dancing, creative dance, movement and simple music notation and concepts.

We have had lots of music education happening in recent years. We have been a part of the National Music program, the Song room and we eveen have our own rock band! 

We also have connections with local tutors for students who would like to pursue music education further. 

 

At Bourchier we love to dance! Our Physical Education program inciporates dance and we have many teachers on staff who love have a boogie as well! 

The Arts Articles

Year Four Writing Showcase

Year Four Writing Showcase

Today our Year Fours hosted an exhibition of their recently published books. It was fantastic to see so many authors and so many fantastic stories.  There was interesting characters, incredibly descriptive settings and entertaining plots. It was great to see so many...

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Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

Today was Remembrance Day. At 11am on the 11th of November in 1918 the fighting stopped in World War One. This ended four years of continuous fighting where millions of people lost their lives. Every year we pause with a minute's silence to pay tribute to people of...

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2020 Book Day!

2020 Book Day!

Book day in 2020 was a book day like no other! Our Book day is always a very special day on our school calendar. It is the perfect time to elaborate authors, books and of course...reading! Due to COVID-19 restrictions we were unable to have visitors on site which...

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2020 Bourchier Cup

2020 Bourchier Cup

The Bourchier Cup has become an institution at Bourchier Street Primary School. It started ten years ago as a way of using the spring racing carnival to bring fun and learning. Beginning its life as a Senior School event, the Bourchier Cup involved students and...

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Fun Friday’s & Dress Ups!

Fun Friday’s & Dress Ups!

We wanted to thank everyone for all the great work they have put into outfits for our Book day, Footy Colours day and also tomorrow's 'Bourchier Cup' day. The idea of Fun Fridays in Term Four was to ensure that the kids were all very excited about returing to school...

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Spoonville in our Junior Yard

Spoonville in our Junior Yard

Last week the children in FJS set up a “Spoonville” in our Junior yard! We hope to bring some cheer and happiness to all who pass by and see these colourful characters! The children had a lot of fun creating some weird and sparkly characters! Be sure to say hello to...

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Watch out Shark Tank! Kidpreneurs on the loose!

Watch out Shark Tank! Kidpreneurs on the loose!

This term our Year Five students have kicked off their Kidpreneur projects. Kidpreneur is a program that teaches our students financial literacy and all the skills that go with starting and running a business. So far our students have formed business teams, designated...

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2021 Transition: Story Time at Bourchier

2021 Transition: Story Time at Bourchier

It was great that many of you were able to make our Story Time Zoom session on Friday afternoon. We really enjoyed seeing the faces of some of our newest Bourchier students! We will be running another Story Time on September the...

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Fun Fridays!

Fun Fridays!

Who likes fun? Surely everybody! That is exactly what we wanted to bring to everyone with our Fun Fridays. We are in the second period of remote learning in 2020 and have now been unable to be at school since the start of August. Everyone has been doing such a great...

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