Teaching Team

Kimalee Fernandes (M/F), Dan Dinnen (T-Th), & Patrick Connor (M, T, W, F)(not pictured)

Welcome to Performing Arts!

The Performing Arts Team are:

Dan (Tues-Weds-Thurs at ESC)

Patrick (Mon-Tues-Weds- Fri at MSC and ESC)

Kimalee (Mon and Fri at MSC). 

We are excited and enthusiastic about working with all of our students at NMPS and sharing our love and knowledge of the Performing Arts!

Every grade at NMPS has an hour-long Performing Arts session each week where students participate in a wide range of engaging, inclusive learning experiences combining elements of Drama, Music and Dance.

The Performing Arts enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities, providing a safe, respectful, collaborative space that encourages individual expression and promotes student voice. Students are both artist and audience in Performing Arts sessions.

As well as exploring and practising skills across Drama, Music and Dance, students also learn about different practices, disciplines and traditions within the Performing Arts, from contemporary to traditional, and across different cultures, including the significant contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Australia’s arts heritage and cultural identity.

Students are encouraged to see the relationship between effort and achievement as they complete activities and meet goals in their Performing Arts learning. Performing Arts outcomes are reported on throughout the year.

Keep an eye on the school newsletter throughout the year to hear Performing Arts updates and see samples of the activities and work completed by our students.

This term in Performing Arts, we will be focussing on practising our technical skills in Music Drama and Dance. The Victorian Performing Arts Curriculum has shared outcomes across consecutive grades. We will be building our practical skills in rehearsal and performance using the following themes: 

Prep – Nursery Rhymes and  Fairy Tales

Grade 1 & 2 – The Ocean and the Dreamtime  

Grades 3 & 4 – Comedy and the Environment

Grades 5 and 6 – Advertising and Sci Fi


Prep creating props and backgrounds for our characters:

Year 1 creating character dialogue: 

All classes unpacking and applying stage directions when investigating ‘stagecraft’