The Arts

Visual arts

William Ruthven Primary School's Visual Arts program incorporates both art making and art appreciation in association with developing a visual arts language. Students learn to explore their creativity and imagination through a skills based visual arts program. This supports the process of art making and students are given clear instructions on the correct use of tools, materials and techniques.


Over the course of the year, students are able to experiment with a variety of media including painting, drawing, textiles, print-making, collage, construction and visual communication. They learn to develop a visual language around art elements that is appropriate when thinking and talking about art, such as line, shape, colour and texture.


Performing arts

Through the Performing Arts program at William Ruthven Primary School, students have the opportunity to communicate their ideas or expand their mind creatively through music, dance and drama. The purpose of the performing arts is to give the students a creative outlet and challenge them in new and exciting ways they may not have thought they were capable.  


Every second year, a whole school scripted concert is performed for families and friends. The scripted concert provides wonderful experiences for students in prop building, costuming, performing and many other ‘behind the scenes’ roles. It is also a wonderful opportunity for the whole school community to celebrate the many talented students we have at our school.


Every year, all students have the opportunity to perform at our end of year celebration night.