The primary focus for the Performing Arts Program this term was Music. The learning activities built upon the students understanding of how the elements of music communicate meaning by comparing music used in media i.e. advertising jingles and movie soundtracks. During the term, each student had a choice to investigate either the life and music of a particular composer or an instrument of the orchestra and then present their research along with a music sample, to their classmates. These were very well presented and received by their peers. The students further developed their aural skills by singing a number of contemporary songs together, focusing on pitch and rhythm. Towards the end of the term, the students learned their Christmas songs to perform at our Park Orchards Community Christmas Carols. There were many compliments about their singing and participation at the event and we were very proud of their performances.
Another busy term in Italian for the grade 5 and 6 students!
After completing their recipes ( and some groups even sharing them with the class!) the students began working on activity booklets for their Foundation buddies. The students put so much thought and effort into their work and I’m sure that their buddies would have loved them! Auguri a tutti! (Well done to all!)
Buon Natale a tutti (merry Christmas to all) and good luck to all of the Year 6s. Hoping that your future language studies are both enjoyable and inspiring!
On behalf of all the Senior teachers we would like to say a very big thank you to all our students and families for your incredible generosity. Today we put everything together and the family will be receiving two large food hampers, one hamper full of family gifts and each family member will receive a gift bag full of presents.
We are overwhelmed by the thought, kindness and compassion shown by all. This will make a significant difference to this family at Christmas time.