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.
Last Wednesday the Senior level participated in the Race Around the City. Both the students and parents enjoyed a beautiful day in Melbourne following clues and navigating their way through the city. Some chose to run the 10km course whilst others enjoyed a leisurely walk. Many thanks to the 35 parents who volunteered their time on the day.
Last week the Year 5 students had the opportunity to visit the Park Orchards Kinder. All the Year 5s partnered up with a little buddy and spent some time playing and interacting with them. This was a fantastic experience for our Years 5s.
During Term 2 and Term 3 a group of students participated in the Maths Talent Quest. This involved each group coming up with a question which they then used their mathematical thinking and skills to answer. These projects were submitted for judging along with projects from all around Victoria. The students achieved great results and enjoyed their experience.
Last Thursday was presentation day which some of our students were invited to attend with their family. A great day was had by all and we would like to thank Mrs Dame for her time and support in this project.
Congratulations to the Senior All Stars Boys and Girls teams who have made it through to the State Finals. Both teams played 4 matches yesterday and a finals game. The boys were undefeated all day and the girls won 3 of their 4 games, finishing the day with a finals win. Thank you to our coaches Dave and Steve and to all of the parents for supporting the students.
State Finals will be held on the 24th November. Go St Anne’s!!!
In Italian during Term 3 the students chose to write recipes to demonstrate their understanding of instructional language in Italian. The students worked in groups to complete the tasks and worked well together to achieve their goals .