Performances, camps and tours are organised to provide musically enriching experiences for students. There are some costs involved in these activities to cover the expenses for visiting tutors, bus travel and other sundry items.
Each year a junior, intermediate and senior music camp for woodwind, brass, strings and percussion instrumental students is held. Camps are between 1 and 3 days in duration and are held during the day at the schools in the Creek to Hills Music Cluster. Schools in this cluster include Albany Creek State School, Albany Hills State School, Eatons Hill State School and Albany Creek State High School.
When the students of Albany Creek State School perform in their musical groups at different venues and special events, they are representing our school. The general public form an opinion about our school based, not only on how they sound, but also on how they present themselves in appearance and behaviour.
The students own self-esteem is improved by knowing that they look good as a united body. This is especially beneficial at competitions and other public performances where students from other schools are also competing or performing. With the school banners on the music stands and students in uniform, they represent a coordinated and professional look.
Instrumental Music Performance Uniform
It is important that all the students in the Concert Band and String Ensemble are dressed in the correct Performance Uniform for all performances.
Vests and bow ties are hired through the school library in term 1 and are required to be returned each year at the end of term 4. Due to the cost of making and replacing the vests and bow ties, each child will be charged a uniform hire fee of $15 per year. A $30 deposit is payable at the start of the first year the student joins the Concert Band or String Ensemble and is refunded when the student leaves the program at the end of year 6, provided the uniform is returned yearly in good order.
Educational tours and camps
The children in Years 4 to 6 attend camps during the year as part of the curriculum provided at Albany Creek State School.
Year 4 - Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre
in the Maroochy River Conservation Park just a short stroll to the pristine
white sands of North Shore beach and the beautiful Maroochy River, the ten-acre
site is the perfect camp environment. It
is a fantastic venue for our students’ first school camping experience. The
Conservation Park combines fascinating natural diversity with a wide range of
adventure activities and provides challenge and adventure through a range of outdoor
education experiences with purpose build facilities providing active recreation
and educational/curriculum based programs. Fully qualified, accredited and
experienced program staff. All activities conducted to strict risk assessments.
Year 5 - Gold Coast Recreation Centre
The Gold Coast Recreation Centre is located on the doorstep of beautiful Tallebudgera Beach, surrounded by Tallebudgera Creek, and Burleigh Head National Park. The centre offers quality accommodation, facilities, meeting spaces, instructor-led activities and delicious healthy catering. They promote safe and exciting participation in outdoor recreation and have all the skills to deliver the ideal experience for our students.
Experienced and accredited instructors facilitate activities with a focus on fostering a safe and caring environment for participants to engage confidently in new experiences. All activities are conducted using high quality and meticulously maintained facilities and equipment; which meets, or exceeds the requirements of both the Curriculum Activity Risk Assessment (CARA) activity guidelines and Queensland Adventure Activity Standards (QAAS).
Year 6 - Canberra/Sydney study tour
The visit by our Year 6 students to our National Capital is one of the highlights of their academic experiences at Albany Creek State School. While in Canberra the students visit many marvellous venues and attractions of national significance. They learn about the workings of the Australian democratic system of government and are provided with practical exposure to the electoral system. The students witness scientific phenomena, participate in cultural and sporting spectacles, enjoy a variety of social activities and experience the wonders of Canberra by night from the heights of Black Mountain Tower. The trip to Canberra is an exciting part of the diversity of memorable learning experiences provided by the dedicated Year 6 team.
Class teachers organise appropriate excursions for their students that will further enhance a topic they are covering. Sometimes parents are invited to help out on these occasions. Parents volunteering to come and help as a group leader are asked to make necessary arrangements for their toddlers. The role of the parent on excursions is to assist the teachers supervise the students (cost of entry will be paid by the parent). Permission notes must be signed and returned to the school before a student can depart on an excursion.