Early Learning & Primary

EARLY LEARNING & PRIMARY

At HOTA, students experience the arts through immersive and exciting learning experiences where their ideas are encouraged and valued. Our inquiry-based approach provokes curiosity, inspires the imagination, and opens doors to new ways of thinking about the world.

Programs are supported by experienced educators and are tailored to specific year levels and aligned with key curriculum frameworks and subject areas.

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Contact the Education Producer via email at education@hota.com.au

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PROGRAM LIST

Air Play

10-11 Jan – Term 1

ART form: Art/Theatre

Curriculum Links: The Arts

Ride the wind and dream with Air Play, a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts.

Event Times
Fri 10 Jan, 11am
Sat 11 Jan, 11am & 2pm

Cost
All tickets $22.50

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Laser Beak Man

16-18 Jan – Term 1

ART form: Art/Theatre

“Power City is the most beautiful city in the world, clean, pure – perfect; but not by accident. Local hero Laser Beak Man works hard to keep it that way.”

Tim Sharp, the creator of Laser Beak Man, was diagnosed with Autism when he was three years old. Experience his internationally acclaimed art inspire students of all ages at HOTA

Event Times
Thu 16 Jan, 11am
Fri 17 Jan, 11am AUSLAN performance
Fri 17 Jan, 7pm
Sat 18 Jan, 11am RELAXED performance
Sat 18 Jan, 7pm

Cost
All tickets $22.50

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Gruffalos Child

14-16 May – Term 2

ART form: Theatre/Musical

Curriculum Links: Literacy, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, The Arts

The magical musical adaptation based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. This is a perfect opportunity to make an exciting impression on our early learners through a fun and engaging performance.

Event Times
Fri 15 May, 12pm
Sat 16 May, 10.30am & 1pm

Cost
All tickets $22.50

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Grug

10-11 Jul – Term 2/3

ART form: Theatre/Musical

Curric. Links: The Arts, Literacy, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability

Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Resembling a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose, Grug is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss.

Event Times
Fri 10 Jul, 10.30am & 12.30pm
Sat 11 Jul, 10.30am & 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Cost
All tickets $22.50

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Sun 20 – Wed 23 Sept – Term 3

ART form: Theatre

Curriculum Links:
Drama
Visual Theatre, Magical Realism, Collage Drama

General Capabilities
Fairy tales & Fables, Children’s Theatre, Storytelling, Visual Literacy, Book Week, Friendship, Imagination

Themes
Adventure, Magic, Roald Dahl, Moral Decisions, Critical and Creative Thinking

The feel-good stage adaptation of Tim Baker’s gorgeous children’s book follows the tale of a young surfer on a magical underwater journey. Captured by a mermaid, the boy is led to the depths of the ocean to meet her marine friends – the whales.

Event Times
Sun 20 Sept, 1pm & 6.30pm
Mon 21 Sept, 10.30am & 1pm
Tue 22 Sept, 1pm & 6.30pm
Wed 23 Sept, 10.30am & 1pm

Cost
Student $32
Student Groups (6+) $27 ea.

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Magic Beach

Fri 13 – Sat 14 Nov – Term 4

ART form: Theatre

The feel-good stage adaptation of Tim Baker’s gorgeous children’s book follows the tale of a young surfer on a magical underwater journey. Captured by a mermaid, the boy is led to the depths of the ocean to meet her marine friends – the whales.

Event Times
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 1.30pm
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 10.30am & 1.30pm

Cost
Student $22.50
Student Groups (6+) $12.50 ea

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Don’t forget…

Arts Bus Fund

Arts Bus Fund is an initiative to assist in reducing the cost of bus travel to HOTA. Schools can apply to the fund to receive a one-off subsidy to contribute towards bus travel to see an exhibition, performance or participate in a workshop.

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