Prior to the School holidays, our Unit 4 Studio Art class attended a full day at the National Gallery of Victoria to see two amazing International exhibitions. They had a guided tour of the Alexander Calder exhibition, including some time drawing the sculptures. They then heard a lecture on the history of the Terracotta Warriors and learnt about some considerations that went into mounting this incredible exhibition. They were introduced to China’s contemporary artist Cai-Guo-Qiang who makes astounding art using his chosen medium of gunpowder.
Following the lecture students had the opportunity to explore the exhibition. On return to school the class will be comparing all facets of the art industry, from the creation of the artworks themselves to all the work involved in curating, designing exhibition spaces, transporting works from overseas, conserving, promoting and educating the public. This content will also be on their written exam. No better way to learn all this, and remember it, than being there to experience it.
Learn to play an Instrument in Semester 2 at Salesian College Sunbury. Semester 2 is a great time to start lessons now that students have settled in to the year. Our College offers specialist tutors for lessons on Piano, Guitar, Singing, Violin, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Saxophone, Drums and many other instruments. We have hire instruments available and you can choose individual, pair or group lessons.
To enrol your child in instrumental lessons please fill out the online form on Schoolbox or pick up a paper form from the Music centre. Lessons are 30 minutes per week, offered during the school day on a rotating timetable.
Our instrumental students performed solos, duets and small group items at their Instrumental Soiree concerts on 20 June. Our piano and voice students have made rapid progress with their tutor Elaine Potter encouraging students to develop sight-reading and technical skills on their instrument as well as choose fun songs the students enjoy.
The College Choir, conducted by Heidi Woodruff and accompanied by Elaine Potter, performed a beautiful arrangement of the hit song "Shallow", featuring solos by Brendan Jones and Ava Marshall. The choir sings in 3-part harmony and has made excellent progress. Choir rehearsals are held on Friday lunchtimes in the Music Centre, new members are welcome to join.
The guitar and bass guitar students led by Shane Ryall performed a wide range of music including classical acoustic and rock electric guitar styles. Some of the guitar students have been working on material to complete the AMEB Rock school exams.
The Guitar Ensemble gave a wonderful performance, it was clear that they enjoyed playing together. Guitar ensemble practice is held on Wednesday lunchtimes in the Music Centre and all guitar players are welcome to join.
Our Woodwind, Brass and Percussion students led by Sarah Holden and Donna Cicero gave a concert in the Canteen for parents and friends. It was stunning to see the progress students have made this semester as they performed a range of music from rock to classical for the audience. Some of Sarah's students are working towards AMEB exams.
Our Band will be performing at the whole school assembly on 26 July. The Band rehearses each Monday at lunchtime. All students learning an instrument are encouraged to be in one of our ensembles - Band, Guitar ensemble or Choir.
The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) is holding its conference in Melbourne in September 2020 and are running a competition for students create and design a logo for the event. Click here for more information on how to enter.
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