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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:47 PM
This might be a stupid question, but DS is only prep and it hasn't come up yet.
In a public schools are kids allowed to go out for extras like music lessons? I remember kids doing this when I was in primary but I went to a catholic school. The classes were held on school grounds.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:52 PM
Our school (NSW public) has a variety of optional extra lessons (band, keyboard, german etc). They typically happen on the school premises but during lunchtime or before school. There are also a number of activities that happen during school time which we pay extra for a specialist teacher but all students attend during school hours (dance, gymnastic, music).
Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:00 PM
Yes, many schools have extra music lessons and gifted and talented programs that children can attend during school hours. Usually not in the first few years though.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:04 PM
Yes, it varies from school to school and even each school will vary year to year depending on their teaching staff. At our school most of the creative arts stuff is for Year 1 and above.
At the moment our school has choir, recorder, dance, bollywood dance, boys dance, Glee Club, Junior Choir, Kapa Haka group and guitar. Then they have other groups like art or digital something and maybe even a few more things. They are either mornings or lunch times and run either by a teacher or parents. All those things are free except for costumes, bus fares and performances.
They also have the music bus come into the school for keyboard at a cost. I think anyone can do that as it's not run by the school. The bus just comes into the school one afternoon a week.
Then they will do other things as pp said like either dance or gymnastics at a cost which everyone does. But usually pretty cheap. We paid $26 for 10 weeks of gymnastics this term. But very basic and really just gives the students a taste of what it's like. They also do end of year dance performances every 2 years. (and an art show every 2 years)
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:07 PM
My kids, public school in SA go out for specialist music lessons. It depends which school and whether they have visiting specialist music teachers. I chose this school because they do.
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