New Lambton South Public School

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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.

At NLSPS we are cultivating creativity!

Students can unleash their creative flair through dance and drama performances, competitions, art exhibitions, and enrichment programs.

Students with particular interests and talents can participate in local and statewide activities in visual arts, music, dance, and drama.

students playing drums


Every child experiences music in class as part of the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) curriculum.  We have a huge range of music materials which ensures children listen to and make music regularly.

Specialist Music Program - Extra Curricular - User Pays

Our music program is expanding rapidly.  Parents should indicate early if they want their children to participate as we often have to move to a waitlist.

Students are rotated for music tuition so they do not miss the same lessons each week.

Please complete the attached tuition and band note and return to the school office if you would like your child to participate.

School band


The New Lambton South Public School Music and Band Program provides training and support for students in music tuition and band performance. A junior and senior concert band are formed comprising of flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, French horn, euphonium, tuba, and percussion players. Students from Yrs 2-6 are eligible to join.

Students have tuition at school or privately and practice in our band every week. Performance and competition is encouraged. We are regularly placed in the Lake Macquarie Bandfest Competitions and have gained medals at the NSW Concert Band Competition in Sydney. The band may play at evening performances with other local primary schools at Kotara High School or in community events.

girl painting

Visual Arts

New Lambton South has a specialist Art teacher who fosters creativity amongst students at NLSPS. A big part of art-making is exploring the different processes to create art forms. Mrs Drinkwater has inspired students to develop skills and techniques to allow them to express personal interpretations of the world that surrounds them. The art units taught are based on drawing, painting, printmaking, and clay modelling, while art appreciation provides an awareness of looking at objects in a different light. Artists may be illustrators, famous painters, or local artists that create in our local community. The large air-conditioned art room allows students to experience art-making on different scale with a variety of art supplies. Students have the chance to display their artworks within the school classroom and buildings, as well as outside in the grounds, to celebrate our creative community. Students can also further develop their talents by entry to extra artistic activities provided, and a number of our students attend the Creative Arts Camp at Myuna Bay in September of each year.

Our school aims at involving the local and wider community in learning. Appreciating artforms from Australia, including Aboriginal art and local Newcastle artists allows students to view the diversity of our country.
International exhibitions that visit our galleries also display the influence that famous artists have on our creative world. With the introduction of interactive smartboards, students now have the chance to view many artworks in full colour on a large screen.

Within the school there are many examples of students’ work on display including framed paintings. Our students regularly enter art competitions and art exhibitions and many participate in district activities.