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Creative arts

Creative arts is mandatory for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. 

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform.

Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Extra-curricular creative arts program

Meadowbank Public School has an extensive extra-curricular creative arts program coordinated by a number of teachers and external providers. Students have the opportunity to participate in the following groups:

  • Junior orchestra
  • Senior orchestra
  • Choir (Year 3-6)
  • MEE club (Meadowbank Enthusiastic Entertainers) (Kindergarten-Year 6)
  • Recorder group (Year 2-6)
  • Wakakirri dance and drama group (Year 1-6)
  • Music tuition (Kindergarten-Year 6)
  • Drama (Kindergarten-Year 6)

Junior and senior orchestra

The orchestra practices before school and performs at the Opera House, school functions and local venues. Please see Mrs Crawford for more information.


Students in Year 3-6 have the opportunity to perform in the school choir. The choir performs at school, local functions and at the Opera House as part of the Ryde School Spectacular. Rehearsals for the school choir are scheduled before school. Please see Miss Alessi or Miss Abou Melhem for further information.

MEE club (Meadowbank Enthusiastic Entertainers)

MEE club is a fun group run by teachers at lunchtime. Students from Kindergarten-Year 6 can participate in singing and dancing activities during lunchtime. The group performs at school and local events. There is no cost for MEE club. Please see Mr Noble or Mrs McMaster for further information.

Recorder group

Students in Year 2-6 can choose to join the recorder group. They are given tuition during lunchtime. The recorder group performs at school functions, local venues and in the Festival of Instrumental Music at the Opera House. Please see Ms Zhang for more information.

Wakakirri dance and drama group

Wakakirri is a national performing arts competition in which students from Year 1-6 work towards creating a 3-7 minute story through dance and drama. This group is formed at the beginning of the year and then performs at a local theatre as part of the Wakakirri competition in Term 3.

Music tuition

Every Monday and Tuesday after school 'The Music Bus' delivers music lessons at Meadowbank Public School. Contact 'The Music Bus' on 1300 168 742 for more information and bookings.


'Stellar Performing Arts Academy' run extra-curricular drama lessons before school in the hall. Students from Kindergarten-Year 6 can participate. Please see for further information.