For a small school we have a rich Arts program, supplemented by a dedicated music teacher and a host of talented parents. See below for details of the key components: Choir, Speech Arts and Theatre Productions.
In keeping with our inclusive philosophy, any student in grade 3 through 7 is welcome to join our Performance Choir. Practices are held at 12.15pm each Monday and Thursday. The choir performs at school and parish functions and each spring enters the Saint Thomas More Music Festival where CISVA and Independent schools display their musical talent.
The spoken word forms a significant component of the learning experience at ICS, both in the classroom and as an extra-curricular activity. All grades participate in our school and regional Speech Arts festivals. Everyone is encouraged to participate in Bible Reading, Poetry Recitation or Storytelling. The ability to feel comfortable speaking in a public forum is a skill that cannot be undervalued. At ICS we not only address the Ministry of Education requirement that listening and speaking comprise one third of the Language Arts Curriculum, we enrich it profoundly for every child walking through our doors.
Immaculate Conception School occasionally stages a theatre production. Every student in the school takes part in the production whether as a member of the cast or helping out with set design and construction, play board, backstage, sound, photography and the myriad other jobs that contribute to the success of the play or musical. In the past we staged a production of “Willy Wonka” to great applause, and this year we will be staging a musical “At the Bandstand”.