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Music Program










Larapinta has a specialist Music teacher on staff. Music lessons are delivered by Mrs Young in the new ĎArts Roomí.


Each class has a music lesson once a week. Teachers also have access to a wide selection of musical instruments and resources to teach children of all levels. A typical Music program may include activities of performing and reading music, creating music, listening to, analysing and describing music, along with moving and dancing to music. Musical examples are of a wide variety of styles and range from baroque to modern. The use of several Higher Order Thinking (HOT) strategies is encouraged and these may be used in a range of ways, including the Thinkerís Keys, the 6 Thinking Hats and graphic organisers.

The Music Room is fitted with three computers and students from Year 1 to 6 are given the opportunity to create musical compositions on the computer using the program, Super Dooper Music Looper. This program allows students to choose from hundreds of different musical instruments and sounds, and they are even able to record their own sounds, giving them the option to record lyrics and make a song.

Choir at Larapinta School

Two choirs are run at Larapinta, a Junior Choir for Years 3 and 4 students, and a Senior Choir for Years 5 and 6 students. It is a voluntary activity and students have to make a commitment to attend all rehearsals. The Senior and Junior Choirs compete and perform at the Centralian Eisteddfod, the Combined School Choir at Araluen and in past years have recorded a Christmas Carol for Imparja Television. The choirs also perform at school assemblies and at the end of year concert. In 2011 the choirs have the honour of having been invited to perform with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra at the Alice Springs Desert Park.


Instrumental Program

The NT Music School provides opportunities for Year 5 and 6 students to learn to play a variety of musical instruments at school. Students attend lessons once a week at the NT Music School based at Alice Springs Middle School. There is an instrument lease program which allows students to learn to play instruments without having to purchase outright. The NT Music students are part of the Combined School Band.




Larapinta Primary School, 2011