Arts and Music
Based on the principles of Orff Schulwerk, music is taught sequentially with skills being acquired through directed listening, vocal and instrumental performance and composing.
Music classes begin in Preschool with a strong emphasis on singing. Music continues through to Year 8, at which point it becomes an elective to HSC level. Students are encouraged to experience and appreciate the diversity of musical traditions and styles. Our young musicians are fostered through visits to and from professional musicians and ensembles, tutorials with the IGS composer-in-residence and the chance to perform on a biannual overseas music tour.
Private vocal and instrumental studies are also offered at IGS. Students are encouraged to participate in the School's co-curricular music ensembles, including a symphony orchestra, string orchestras, concert bands, rock and jazz bands, chamber groups and choirs. IGS music ensembles perform at a variety of functions, events and festivals and a series of evening concerts throughout the year. Download our music program guide. Download our music ensemble application form.
Creative and performing arts
IGS has a dynamic creative vibe and this is evident in the students’ eager participation in the arts, as well as their talented and outstanding works in drama, film studies, visual arts and design and technology.
IGS students participate in dramatic productions from an early age at languages assemblies through to middle and senior school in co-curricular drama companies to more formal senior studies. The dedicated Drama Performance Space and Film Studies Room enhance the students' development. IGS boasts several NIDA placements and our film students regulary win awards. Our art studio rooms are well appointed, and include an outdoor garden area, while workshop rooms and computer labs bring the latest in innovation for design students.
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