The performing arts are a vital part of life at St Christopher’s. In Music, opportunities abound for the beginner, the enthusiast and those interested in trying something new. It is taught as part of the curriculum and we aim for each child to competently be reading music by the time they leave us. All children from years 2 and upwards learn to play the recorder as well as tuned and untuned percussion. In addition to music in the classroom, we currently have five visiting teachers offering the following one-to-one lessons: Piano, Violin, Cello, Flute, Recorder, Drums, Guitar (Electric & Classical). Performance platforms are provided so that all pupils are able to take part and flourish from Instrumental concerts to the Inter-House Music Competition which involves the whole school.
Our wide range of groups changes most years to reflect the skills of the pupils we have in the school, but currently we several recorder groups, Junior Choir for Preps 1,2 and 3, and Chamber choir, an auditioned group for Preps 4,5 and 6. These groups perform each term in concerts in and out of school. Music Theory lessons are also available taking pupils from beginner to Grade V.