From our inception, we established an engaging arts education program that provides multiple entry points into the creative world of performance for children and families, students and teachers. The framework for developing the holistic arts education program and projects is based on national and international research including our University of South Australia partnership arts research project Children's Voices (2003 - 2005).
Our Arts Education Manager, Julie Orchard is seconded from the Department for Education and Child Development directly through Teaching and Learning Services. The appointment of a seconded teacher endorses our shared commitment of DECD to developing partnerships between the education sector and arts industry. Windmill is a working example of the DECD and Arts SA strategy for arts education, ARTSsmart.
RURAL ACCESS - 3D
In partnership with the Adelaide Festival Centre's CentrED program we have developed the rural access program 3D. The subsidy provides selected regional schools access to quality in-theatre performances. For 2013 schools in the mid north were offered the opportunity linked to Windmill's Big Bad Wolf production.
Our Community Policy offers 15% of tickets free to disadvantaged schools across the state. Schools ranked 1-4 are selected in accordance with the DECS Index of Disadvantaged. DSP schools are offered the equivalent of 1-2 classes, depending on the capacity of the venue.
Teachers are admitted free according to the duty of care ratio:
CPC (1:4) / R - Yr 2 (1:6) / Yr 3 - Yr 7 (1:10) Yr 8 - Yr 12 (1:15)
EDUCATION NEWSLETTERS 2013
Metro Primary and Independent Primary
Area and Aboriginal Schools
Metro Secondary and Independent Secondary
LCC and Preschool
Contact Sheet 2013