The Art program provides students with regular opportunities to learn through the exploration and creative use of a diverse range of materials. Art activities provide sensory stimulation to promote learning and development through fun and engaging experiences. Sensory experiences provide open-ended opportunities where the process is more important than the product - how children use the materials is much more important than what they make with them.

Art experiences are great for self-expression and skill development. Many of the motions involved in making art, such as holding a paintbrush, scribbling with a crayon, pouring, measuring, stirring, whisking and manipulating materials are essential to the development of fine motor skills. Gross motor skills are also reinforced and practised as students learn to control their bodies to accomplish tasks as they explore.

Language development is also supported whilst making art, often by just talking about what is being created. Art provides opportunities to learn words for colours, shapes and actions. Social and communication skills are also developed when working with a peer, a member of staff or within a group and through the sharing of materials and tools.

Art is a great vehicle for promoting achievement. Showcasing student work can enhance self-esteem and contribute to a sense of inclusion. The development of creative thinking skills and expressing individuality are important self-esteem builders.