School District #83 has the distinction of providing specialist music instruction to ALL of its elementary school students every year! We do this because it is so important for those children – stacks of research support our belief in the value of this program and the district supports this crucial component of its students’ development.
Christmas concerts and musicals generally reflect the sentiments of the season as celebrated in Canadian society and by a wide variety of faiths. It is our hope and intent that children from any background will feel welcome at all times in their music classes and at these special occasions. Over the course of several years children should sing and play music representing a wide variety of cultures and religions – an important part of preparing them for citizenship in a pluralistic society. If your family’s faith or beliefs cannot be reconciled with the teaching materials your music teacher has chosen please speak first with your music teacher. Your school Principal or District Music Supervisor Gord Waters may also be able to assist you.