Guthridge Primary School has had a long tradition in the teaching and promotion of performing arts. It has become one of our "signature" programs.
Since 1987 Guthridge has been well-known for its Annual School Production. Students in Year 5 and 6 rehearse for this show for almost two terms. It is a comprehensive stage show complete with outstanding costuming, backdrops, lighting, props, makeup, musical accompaniment, acting, dancing and singing. It is expertly written, produced and directed. The show boasts multiple performances during the week delighting both local school and adult audiences. Our Multi-Purpose Hall is a perfect venue for our highly acclaimed annual musical production.
You can see more images from previous productions in the Extra Curricular Activities Gallery.
Children in all grade levels receive weekly music sessions from our Music Specialist. Students are introduced to the musical concepts of beat, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, tone, colour, etc. by means of the skills of singing, playing, listening and creating. All Junior classes have an upbeat, highly interactive weekly music lesson, with recorder being introduced as a first instrument in Grade 2.
The senior students Music Program allows students to experience a variety of musical opportunities including singing, instrumental experimentation, dance, drama and preparation for various local performances (Assemblies, Sale and Yarram Eisteddfods, Annual Musical Production, Family Fun Night concerts, etc.).
Over the years the school's music program has been the start for many fine musicians who have moved on to play in concert and stage bands in local secondary colleges, and also to pursue careers in professional bands and orchestras.
Instrumental tuition is free (fully funded by the school) as is the hire of instruments. There is a minimum cost for the purchase of the instrumental book. Senior students (Yr 3-6) also have the opportunity to learn an instrument, such as guitar, clarinet, flute, trumpet, percussion and keyboard.