Our fantastic Music in the Mansion concert was held in the Ballroom last Thursday 16 May. The Year 7 and 8 Music classes performed as a concert band. Many of these students had never played an instrument before electing Music class, and yet in just over a term they have worked hard to be able to perform a range of Concert band songs, including We Will Rock You and March of the Romans. Parents were delighted to see their students perform. The VCE and VET Music students performed to a very high standard, including a fabulous mix of music such as Hotel California, Take On Me and Shallow. Thanks to the students who worked so hard to prepare, and congratulations to their teachers Heidi Woodruff, Dennis Berto, and instrumental tutors Sarah Holden, Donna Cicero and Shane Ryall. Thanks to Mackenzie Rose Anderson for her assistance.
After being welcomed by the Museum mascot, students had a tour of the galleries, answering questions about the exhibition design, audience experience and the role a range of specialist designers would play in putting together the displays. They then heard from a VCAA assessor about the requirements of their SAT and listened to a presentation from designer Rebecca Naughtin about the field of architecture. Students then had a viewing of folio and final presentations from last year’s A and A+ folios to inspire them for their own design journey.
All of our dance classes are working to put on a display on Thursday 30 May at 6:30pm in the Ballroom. We encourage all Parents and friends to attend and see just how talented our students are. Thanks to Mary-Lou Bond for her hard work preparing the students for the performance.
The VCE Drama class will perform ensemble items they have been preparing this semester in the Pacroom at 6:30pm on Thursday 30 May.
Students from Years 7 to 12 are invited to write a one-act play responding to the theme of ‘a time for giving’. There will be creative writing workshops taking place at lunch over Term 2 to help students in their projects and for the teachers to offer feedback and assistance.
The winners of the competition will have their plays brought to life on stage as part of our annual Christmas production, where they can stay involved with casting and directing their pieces. Students can write individually, in pairs or in small groups. So don’t be afraid to start collaborating! Plays will be due for submission in the last week of this term. In addition to their plays being staged, the selected playwrights will also win a prize to see a professional theatre production!
All students having Instrumental Lessons will perform at a recital on Thursday 20 June. Students will perform solos, duets or small ensemble pieces. Guitar Ensemble will also perform. We look forward to a wonderful evening of music. Stay tuned for further details to come.
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