Our students certainly get plenty of performance and public speaking opportunities. Both 6th classes have written, directed, acted in and recorded their own short films about the gold rush days in Australia. This is part of HSIE studies and preparation for all their learning on their camp at Bathurst in September.
And debating season continues. This week 6th class students Elliot M K, Eugenia C, Jasmin W and Scarlett T won their debate against the Japanese School, arguing the negative that Australia should become a republic.
And on Wednesday this week, the tv quiz show Move It! came to John Colet. Auditions were held in the library. Teams of pairs of 6th class students were asked to come up and say something about themselves, then quick fire rounds were held in which teams organised pictures into order, based on clues given. By all accounts, it was a lot of fun.
And finally this week, 6th classes’ Shakespeare parts were given out. Lines are being learnt in earnest over the holidays as the start of preparation for our Shakespeare Festival at the Glen Street Theatre in October.