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Visual Arts

Director of Visual Arts

Miss C Harwood

We want our students to be valuable citizens of society, community and country.

Curriculum Intent for Photography:

Photography for children offers a range of exciting and valuable learning experiences, not to mention some great experiences. Photographs create a direct, sensory connection between learners and their subjects.

Through Photography at Essa Academy we contribute towards our mission for all students to be valuable citizens of society, community and country through:


  • Valuing, encouraging and facilitating creativity for all.

  • Ensuring all are literate and able to communicate through a range of mediums, regardless of language or background.

  • Ensuring all become aware of the world and how it functions through developing cultural capital and knowledge of the world of Photography, both inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Developing empathy and self-awareness to ensure all are able to take care of themselves and the world.

  • Providing a calm, inspiring and purposeful environment where students feel safe, happy and able to express themselves, enabling them to be healthy, safe and fit in mind and body.

  • Providing students with the creative knowledge, skills and ambition to have a successful career in any industry and a successful future.

  • To provide students with the ability to problem solve through independent experimentation and teaching students how to break down problems and barriers.

  • To provide students with industry-standard experiences utilising the latest digital technology, enabling them to become digital literate and aware.

Download the full Visual Arts curriculum overview here

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