The Salesian Concert Band will perform at St Anne's Art Show on Wednesday 31 October at 3:45pm. Parents and friends are warmly invited to St Anne's Primary School to watch the performance. The Band have been working hard to learn new work and rehearse together every week. Thanks to Sarah Holden, Donna Cicero and Ian Hocking who work with the band at rehearsals.
The Year 7-9 Dance and Music students will hold a performance on Thursday 8 November at 6:30pm in the Ballroom (College Mansion) to showcase the work they have been doing in their classes this semester. The students have been preparing group dances and songs to perform for parents and friends. All are welcome to attend the show.
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Heidi Woodruff, Performing Arts Coordinator
The Salesian College Visual Arts department is proud to present the VCE Visual Arts Exhibition, an exhibition of Year 11 & 12 VCE Media, Studio Arts, and Visual Communication Design. Each year we are astounded by the creative results of our Visual Art students. We are fortunate to be able to work with all manner of materials, techniques, and production process. This year we have students working with wood, printmaking, drawing, watercolour, painting, photography, film, print, and several digital media techniques. The works will be on display during school hours, finishing Friday 2 November, in the SAGE Gallery.
Some examples are below. We hope you can join us all to support and celebrate the exceptional achievements of the Year 12 Graduates of 2018, and all of the Visual Arts students.
On Tuesday 16 October, the Year 11 Drama class had their solo performance night. The night included solo work from each Year 11 student and a Year 10 ensemble performance. As a year 11 drama student, we were required to develop a six-minute solo around a particular prescribed structure. We chose from six options and I chose the solo structure of 'The Statue'. The Statue was a performance about a living Statue busker in Melbourne who sees both the fragility and happiness of life from a range of perspectives and through many different stories that have happened in Melbourne over time. We created these over two months working towards this performance night where we were assessed on a number of drama skills and knowledge, as well as our creation of a performance against the prescribed structure. Our assessment also includes our documentation and rehearsal stages, meaning that a lot of work and research has to go into one, short six minute performance! After weeks of creating and rehearsing, the night had finally come. My classmates and I were feeling nervous all day leading up to the performance! After school we got dressed in our costumes and rehearsed to prepare ourselves for our solos. A highlight was being able to have dinner together as a family and to support each other through the process. The turn out was great with many of our friends and families coming to watch and support us. I was fortunate enough to watch all my other class mate's performances and see all the hard work that they had invested into their solos as well. The night turned out to be amazing with a great atmosphere, each of us performing incredibly well.
By Taylah Markham, Drama Student
The 2018 Year 12 dance students successfully completed their Performance Examination on Wednesday 10 October in front of a panel of three examiners at Dancescape Studios in Airport West. This is the first time we have not had to travel to Collingwood or Port Melbourne so the group enjoyed the convenience of a studio so close.
The dancers performed their Technique Solo Dance and thirty minutes later, their Composition (storyline) routine, which are both dances that the students choreographed themselves. They challenged themselves to create dance works that inspired, questioned ethics, mental and physical health issues, and even the evil within. They approached their exams with a calm attitude and in top form putting in many hours to ensure they were well prepared. We will find out their results on Friday 14 December. The students are currently preparing for their written exam and we wish them all the best.
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