The Enrichment Programs are designed to challenge and further develop students with arts specific content and life skills.
Exposure to different art forms and experiences helps build their capacity as students, artists and people.
There are two Enrichment Programs: Rotational Enrichment and Music Enrichment.
Music Enrichment is available to all students currently in the IMSS program or equivalent at primary school.
The Rotational Enrichment Program is a series of twelve dual-learning units that are integrated into the curriculum of all students in years 7 through 9. Each unit is designed to explore a different art form and promote different soft skills, such as critical and creative thinking, communication and collaboration.
These skills are embodied by our Study Hacks Guide, created specifically for John Curtin by Dr Jane Genovese. This guide is given to students, parents and teachers and is intertwined into Enrichment Programs to help students develop skills such as goal setting, recognising the difference between study and homework, and establishing positive relationships.
Here’s a snippet of the diverse range of units composing our Enrichment Program.
Circus and Perseverance
Draws on circus related skills including juggling, diablo
and tumbling, providing participants with aspects
of balance, coordination and team work to instil
confidence and develop the ability to persevere when
Special Effects and Imagination
Involves the theoretical and practical application
of make-up to create special effects for the theatre
such as cuts, wounds, ageing techniques, and the
enhancement of facial features to create character.
Exploration of special effects challenges students’
imagination and creativity.
Innovation and Problem Solving
Students learn how to develop advanced group skills
in problem solving through a range of learning styles.
Students explore the ability to innovate and think
outside the box using creative and critical thinking
skills in solving riddles, puzzles and fictional dilemmas.
Yoga and Mindfulness
The practice of yoga develops strength and flexibility and provides students with techniques and strategies to soothe nerves and calm the mind.
Connections between the body and mind are explored, as well as the importance this connection has in society and learning for life.