Would your child like to learn to play an instrument starting this Term? We offer lessons on Brass, Woodwind, String, Voice, Percussion, Piano and Guitar. Learning to play an instrument is a lifelong gift that has many academic and social benefits.
Specialist music lessons allow students to explore their instrument or voice on a weekly basis either as an enhancement to their classroom music program or purely for enjoyment and personal development. There is the opportunity to take instrumental exams through a number of exam boards as a way of motivating student progress. Any student studying curriculum Music at Years 10 to 12 are expected to take weekly lessons.
To enrol in instrumental lessons for 2019 please fill out the form on Schoolbox: https://schoolbox.scr.vic.edu.au/survey/intro/967
Congratulations to Finn Callinan who completed his Grade 3 Acoustic Rock School AMEB exam. Finn was awarded a Distinction. Finn has weekly guitar lessons with Shane Ryall, our very experienced and dedicated guitar tutor. If you would like your child to complete AMEB exams, contact Mrs Woodruff in the Music Centre
A huge thankyou to the Naturally Cool Big Band who generously donated $2,000 to the Music Department to provide for scholarships for students learning to play Wind and Brass instruments. The Naturally Cool Big Band is a community ensemble and rehearses each Tuesday at 7:30pm in the Music Centre. They recently performed at Sunbury Sunfest and have played at our Rupertswood Harvest in 2018. Two of our school students, Tenor Saxophonist Daniel Muggli and Flautist Natalie Port are already regularly performing with the Big Band.
Our Year 12 Studio Arts class attended an education program at the National Gallery of Victoria with a focus on preparing them for their major SAT folio, worth 60% of the Study Score. The day began with a viewing of the exhibition of 46 artworks from A and A+ folios from 2018 students across Victoria. Students were asked to find an artwork that resonates with them, and document ideas it might provide for their own folio explorations.
They then attended a lecture and discussion delivered by the Curator of the exhibition, where students heard about the process of selecting work for Top Arts, and were given valuable tips about their folio structure. Lunch break included a visit to famous Hosier Lane to observe artwork in a different context through the legal exhibition of street art. Students were then given special access to view the Top Arts folio’s.
This was especially valuable, as it provides tangible evidence of ways to approach a folio, what to include, and how a top folio is a combination of skill, talent, time management and sheer hard work. The final aspect of the day was to explore the gallery spaces and photograph inspiration artwork for their individual folio. One artwork that students especially enjoyed was Darren Sylvester’s installation room, ‘For You’, an interactive space using light, sound and movement – art you could dance on!
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast