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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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The 2013 Cultural Carnivale. There was an amazing variety of St Andrew's talent on display last Friday afternoon and evening as our Visual Art, Design Technology, Drama, Music and Hospitality students came together at our Arts Spectacular, the Cultural Carnivale.
The afternoon session was a lot of fun with hands on activities for the children including design your own outfit for Barbie which was very popular. It was lovely to see our Senior Students working on the creations with the younger ones. The evening was the Secondary students turn to shine with some wonderful music performances, displays from our Aspiring Artists and our Drama students and delicious canapés created and served by the Hospitality students. We were also very privileged to have Dr Debra Livingston join us as our guest judge and present some prizes. We also enjoyed the performances from the very groovy Steelpan Band along with the Ausfunk Dance Studio Cheerleaders and our Senior Dance girls.
A big thank you to all of the staff involved in putting together this incredible display of talent. Thank you also to our sponsors, the Peregian Springs Shopping Centre and Becker Helicopters , your contributions are very much appreciated and to Boutique Voyage and Thai-ism Peregian Springs who donated items for our raffle.
Lastly thank you to our students for sharing their creative skills and the parents and friends who came along to support the event.See more
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