We have an active, vibrant, diverse performing arts culture at Dingley whereby music, dance and drama are embedded throughout all areas of the school and curriculum as well as in dedicated performing arts sessions. In Performing Arts classes students learn to play a variety of tuned and untuned instruments. The music area is extremely well resourced with sets of keyboards, guitars, ukuleles and percussion instruments. Singing for relaxation and fun is incorporated into every Performing Arts session. There is a lunchtime Glee Club Choir where students learn routines and perform them at school assemblies.
Every second year we hold a whole school musical production at the Springvale Town Hall. These productions are vibrant and all inclusive with personal touches relevant to the school community. On the alternate year we have a Christmas concert on the school oval.
Our students have the opportunity to attend private music tuition in keyboard and guitar. These take place on the school premises during school hours.
A comprehensive physical education program is provided by two experienced physical education specialist teachers whose enthusiasm encourages a high level of participation, engagement & learning.
The physical education program includes:
Dingley Primary promotes healthy, active lifestyles in an effort to contribute to the future good health and wellbeing of our students and therefore our society.
At Dingley, all students have the opportunity to learn Japanese, where they discover what it means to be Japanese and its culture. Dingley Primary School strives to deliver authentic and meaningful language learning experiences, engaging in the culture embedded within a language.
We aim to inspire an interest in the Japanese speaking culture, people and places, providing skills that will endure and encourage our students to continue with a lifelong love for learning languages and respect for other cultures. Learning a language can enrich personal development and facilitate international mindedness.
Students at Dingley are encouraged to participate in Japanese through speaking, listening, singing, writing, reading and using audio-visual resources. Japanese is taught once a week in 50 minutes sessions from Prep to Year 6.
Sessions follow our Instructional Model where students are given opportunities to use Japanese language in conversations, explore Japanese language concepts based on the students’ own passions and interests as they work through a guided continuum according to their own point of need at any given time.
The Arts are highly valued at Dingley Primary School. We believe learning about and through the Arts is fundamental to the development of the whole child, promoting creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving skills and social interactions. Arts provide students with a wide range of opportunities and means to respond to their experiences and engage with historical, social and cultural perspectives. Students are stimulated to think and to articulate their thoughts in new ways, and through a variety of media and technologies.
Students are involved in creative processes that encourage the development and expression of ideas and skills using Visual Arts. Drawing on imagination and innovation, students resolve problems which are inherent in art projects. They consider the elements of art and design: line, shape, form, colour, texture and value, within their own creations and when analysing artworks made by others. The historical and contemporary role of visual arts across diverse cultures is studied to assist students in developing the skills to appreciate and reflect on varied works of art including their own, developing deeper understandings of the elements and principles of art and design in the world around them.
Students can participate in lunchtime Art Clubs and all have the opportunity to be involved in exhibitions, competitions and projects.