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Information Technology

From Year 1 to Year 6 the students will learn to use the different programs withing the google suite. They will also learn web-based programs such as PIXLR. The students’ start their programming unit in Year 3 using a drag and drop program from MIT called “Scratch.” By the end of Year 6 they can program their own games and present them to their peers. We aim to work on the real life soft skills of collaboration, team work, listening to others and allowing for peer critical input through group projects based on the real world around them

Music

Iyo & Imole

The Primary choirs, Iyo and Imole, are the premier performance opportunity for students in Years 3 – 6. In addition to weekly rehearsals, students participate in numerous performances, and attend a number of focused choir workshops. In 2016, Iyo sang repertoire comparable in difficulty to some adult choirs. Watch this space!

Extending Skills

Our students are musicians that read and write music. What happens after that? The emphasis in 2017 will be on reinforcing and challenging students’ music literacy skills. Students will have to compose, improvise, arrange, reflect on and perform music, using all the skills that they have learnt.

Performances

As a performing art, students hone their skills in front of live audiences. Whether this is in a classroom setting, or a more formal event, students will be given ample opportunity to perform. Examples include in-class performance assessments, various assemblies, [edudance?], primary choirs, instrumental recitals, Music Concert Night and Christmas Production.

From Folksong to Masterwork

Year 5-6 students will begin by consolidating their learning in previous years. They will use pentatonic repertoire from African American and other folk traditions. They will then use this a basis to begin understanding and analyzing Classical Orchestral pieces.

Fun

Above all, Music in primary school at TCC is a hands-on fun experience. Students don’t just learn intellectually, they learn by engaging, moving, singing, sharing and experiencing. They learn to live Music, then they learn to write it. Kodály: ‘Teach music and singing at school in such a way that it is not a torture but a joy for the pupil; instill a thirst for finer music in him, a thirst which will last for a lifetime’.

Languages Other Than English

Year 6 Lote Indonesian Lunch

At the end of Term 3 Year 6 students visit an Indonesian restaurant. There will be demonstrations and hands on activities. Students will assist in making some authentic Indonesian dishes. This is a culmination of six years of Indonesian learning at TCC.