Liwara Catholic Primary School has a strong music tradition and offers a variety of musical opportunities for our students. All students from Kindergarten to Year 6 are involved in a range of music activities. Our music teacher makes music an enjoyable learning experience and encourages children to participate in a variety of musical experiences. All students are actively involved in learning about music through singing and playing. They have opportunities in the music classroom to compose, create and perform music while developing a repertoire of songs that target specific skills appropriate to their level of learning music.
Our teaching focuses on developing the voice and each child’s ability to sing in tune and with others. We have weekly Liturgical Singing sessions where children learn new songs for enjoyment and in preparation for Liturgies, Masses and other school celebrations. Music is important in our school because it is linked to the cultural and spiritual development of our students.
At Liwara we have a Junior and Senior Choir; the Junior Choir is for students in Years 3 and 4 and the Senior Choir is for students in Years 5 and 6.
- The students rehearse weekly before school and work together to learn a wide repertoire including popular, musical theatre, spiritual and liturgical singing.
- The students enjoy performing each year in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival, One Big Voice, Carols by Candlelight, Christmas Carols at retirement villages and shopping centres and any other performance opportunities that come up during the year.
The Instrumental Music Program at Liwara allows students to learn a wide range of instruments in lessons with highly qualified tutors, privately or in small groups. Some of the instruments that are taught are: drums and percussion; keyboard; piano; violin; flute; clarinet; guitar; and voice coaching - tenor and alto. This program is paid for by the parents with lessons offered before and after school and during the school day.