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|Wed, Jun 19th, 2013, @8:30amPrep - Yr 3 Athletics CarnivalHave a fantastic day!|
|Thu, Jun 20th, 2013, @8:30amPrimary Athletics CarnivalHave fun Years 4 to 6!|
|Fri, Jun 21st, 2013, @8:00amFoundation DayAll welcome to attend St Andrew's 11th Foundation Day celebration. Our service commences in The Richard Gowty Centre at 10am. The exciting Diamond Dash will start at 2pm.|
|Fri, Jun 21st, 2013, @8:30amLast Day of Term 2Enjoy your holiday. The College reopens on Monday 15 July.|
|Mon, Jul 15th, 2013First Day of Term 3Welcome back to all students!|
|Thu, Jul 18th, 2013, @2:00pm2013 Open DayJoin us as we open the College to guests wishing to discover what we love about St Andrew's. Visitors will be taken on a tour of the College with one of our Student Leaders. Meet key staff and view our classes in action.|
|Fri, Jul 19th, 2013Secondary Athletics CarnivalBest wishes to our Secondary Students. May the best House win...|
|Fri, Jul 26th, 2013, @6:30pmThe GalaAll are welcome to attend this wonderful showcase of our student's amazing talent taking place in the Studio.|
|Sat, Jul 27th, 2013Beijing Students VisitBeijing Students and teachers stay at St Andrew's as part of the School Friendship program.|
|Sun, Jul 28th, 2013, @8:00amPoochies@PeregianAll are welcome to bring their pooch along to the College, win prizes and have loads of fun! Entry fee is $5 per pooch.|
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TERM DATES for 2013
Term 1 - Tue 29 Jan - Thu 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 15 Apr - Fri 21 June
Term 3 - Mon 15 Jul - Fri 20 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 8 Oct - Wed 4 Dec
TERM DATES for 2014
Term 1 - Wed 29 Jan - Fri 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 14 Apr - Fri 20 June
Term 3 - Mon 14 Jul - Fri 19 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 7 Oct - Wed 3 Dec
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Welcome to SAAC Secondary ART
“The arts are fundamental resources through which the
world is viewed, meaning is created and the mind is developed”
E W Eisner, Prof Education and Art, Stanford University
The secondary Visual Art program at St Andrews provides a wonderful opportunity to transform students’ understanding of the powerful medium in which they are working.
Students discover how the process of making art works communicates ideals, philosophies, viewpoints, situations, beliefs and emotions to a wide audience or a select group. Visual Art prepares young people for the workforce by requiring them to seek creative solutions to complex problems, thinking divergently and using higher order thinking skills to articulate their individual style or aesthetic.
Through various cocurricular programs at St Andrews students who are not studying curriculum courses can pursue their interest in the Visual Arts by being involved in musical backdrop and set production, College installations, special projects and competitions.
Whether it be traditional techniques, processes and mediums or more contemporary media, students can draw on these to communicate their meaning to other young people keeping relevance to their lives on the Sunshine Coast.
Our students also live in a global culture where there are no barriers to communication of ideas across societies and cultures. They are heavily influenced by enveloping information technologies and the interplay of commercial interests.
Teacher in Charge of Visual Art
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All students in the primary school engage in a diverse program of visual art classes at St Andrews; students from Prep to Year 6 attend one double (80 minute) session a fortnight in our specialist art classroom.
Projects in Visual Art are themed to match (where appropriate) Social Study or Science topics covered in the classroom, providing links between information content and a creative output.
In lower primary, students are introduced to many new art mediums and core art skills of drawing and painting. They build confidence with using different tools and equipment and gain an understanding of key art concepts. As students progress through the primary school they are provided with opportunities to further explore and develop their skills. The use of fundamental art materials are further refined and they experience new, more technical processes such as lino printing and ceramics.
Some of the exciting areas of art we look at during primary include…
Drawing Clay Animation Printmaking
Painting Art Installations Lino Cutting/Printing
Collage Mixed Media Ceramics – hand building/coil pots/pinch pots