The recently held Tony Awards promoted the wonderful message of Arts being a ‘cure’ for the world. Arts subjects can build essential life skills such as critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and a range of skills mastery. But they also teach students the ability to think and respond with empathy, give an extended understanding of the world around them, and the ability to both question and take action against discrimination and inequality.
Our subjects are essential in shaping young minds to become compassionate, responsible, and critical future citizens.
It has been a tumultuous semester for all areas of the Arts, with many events and assessments being held to showcase the hard work and skills of our students. Each area requires students to experiment with different forms of creation and ways of making meaning through a process of discovery, research, learning, and finally, the refinement of a performance or set of art works.
Dance students from Years 7 to 12 performed at their showcase night earlier this term to a full audience in the atmospheric ballroom. Students were required to learn a group dance given by their teacher, Ms Bond, and choreograph their own dance.
Senior Drama students performed their devised theatre pieces to an audience in the PAC room, having worked with different prescribed structures and themes including the dangers of world resources running out and the effect of changing societal values and our modern world.
Media, Studio Art, and Visual Communication Design students have all devoted themselves to their portfolios and creative works. They have developed art in a range of different mediums through experimentation, drawing inspiration from different styles and forms.
Finally, junior Music students had the opportunity to travel to Braemar College earlier this year to engage with other schools in a band workshop. The students learned to play new pieces on the day and were able to record these with three other schools. They were also able to showcase their talents with the Year 9, 10, and VCE Music students, who all performed at ‘Music in the Mansion’ in the ballroom. Each year level has worked towards developing their skills and knowledge in their instrument, culminating in an ensemble or solo performance.
There have been many other exciting Arts projects seen at the College this term, including our annual House MADD (Music, Art, Dance, Drama) Day Competition and the rehearsals of our College Production ‘Cinderella’. Students across all year levels participate in both events, promoting a positive College culture and strong peer relationships.
Tickets for the College Production will be on sale from Wednesday, 27 June from the Clocktower Centre website.
Have a look at the gallery below to see some recent photos from the Arts.
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