At Brighton Primary School, children have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of skills, techniques and art based processes. Children paint, draw, construct, model, print, weave, sew, observe and write about the world looking through the lens of the visual arts.

Art lessons are closely connected to the PYP and are written with adherence to the Victorian Curriculum Standards. Students either extend learning from the classroom in art, or, participate in ‘stand-alone’ units that teach specific skills and conventions of art.

Our art room is well established and equipped for young artists with a large kiln, printing press and plenty of work benches. Smocks are provided as well as all art materials and equipment.


Every second year an Arts Week is hosted by the Art Department, featuring exhibitions, lunchtime activities, dress ups and competitions. It’s a great way to celebrate the arts at our school.

Over the last 5 years, children have also been involved in philosophical inquiry via a school “Philosothon”. A small group of senior students attend NGV and Melbourne Museum to participate in this event involving students from all over Melbourne.

A highlight of the final year of school at Brighton Primary is the Portrait Wall where grade 6 students add their face to the history of Brighton Primary.