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16
June
2017

Taking part in art

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These boats that 2nd class made will be part of an installation at Mosman Art Gallery that local children and adults have contributed to.
The exhibition called THE BOAT; Project Another Country is the work of husband and wife team Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan who originated from the Philippines.
They are internationally known for creating works that embrace the themes of home and family while drawing on their personal experiences of migrating to Australia from the Philippines.
The children's boats will be part of a large installation which opens at the gallery on 1 July and goes until about 10th September.

Penny Walton
Art Teacher

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04
May
2017

From the P&F

I trust this finds you well.  Last week we finally had sufficient sunshine to hold the events that had been postponed in Term 1.  Here is a roundup of what has been and what is to come!
  • Hot Cross Buns – this may seem a dim and distant event, it raised over $300, a huge thank you to Manjula G for making it happen, to the admin staff who helped behind the scenes and the parents and children who helped get the buns out on the day!
  • Walkathon – it turned out to be 3rd time luck for our annual walkathon!  In fact the change of date was a blessing in disguise as it was a much better temperature for the children to walk round in and future walkathons will be held at a similar time.  Money raised for this (and other events) will go towards the Solar Panels that will, in the long term, help reduce the school’s energy bills.  A big thank you to Cherry H who organised the event and to all the parents who turned out on the day to help – we couldn’t do these events without you. Please send your child’s sponsorship money in ASAP – preferred method is by bank transfer with the following reference WALK Class/es Kids Surname as the reference e.g. WALK 6T 5CD Hopley
  • Movie Night – went down a treat too, there was very little spare grass to sit on due to the turnout.  Again the change of date (although a little chilly) was more suitable for the younger children to attend as with the time change we could hold it earlier.  Although this is more of a social than a fund raising event we managed to raise $230 which is great.  A big thank you to Ray Burquest, Toni Cleaves, Kresho Sprem, Mr Aldo and the school’s administrative staff who worked behind the scenes to make this happen!
  • Cyber Safety Talk – Thursday 1st June – 6:30pm – will be at the school - for parents only - this is a great talk on cyber safety by an external specialist and highly recommended to attend
  • Open Day – Sunday 28th May -  Doodle Calendars will be released soon for each family to donate time to helping on the day
  • Gala Dinner – Friday 8th September – don’t forget to put this date in your diary – more info coming shortly – if you have any ideas or suggestions for items we can auction please send them to me (via your class parent if you don’t have my email)
  • Shakespeare Costume Help – We urgently need somebody or two people to volunteer looking after the Shakespeare Costume room – in essence it is receipting the costumes and accessories when they come in and returning them to their correct place within the room.  More details are elsewhere in this newsletter.  If you think you may have time to help please contact your class representative to contact me.
  • Minutes of the P&F Meeting  - minutes of the meeting held on 1st May have been circulated – you should have received them from your class parent by now
  • Next P&F Meeting – Monday 19th June
 
I think that wraps it all up.  Do keep an eye on this newsletter and emails from your class parents for the upcoming Open Day – there will be calls to help /action and we really appreciate your prompt response.
Thanks
Niki

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10
August
2016

Lower First learning about "The Little Refugee"

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In the build up to Book Week, Lower First are looking at 'The Little Refugee' by Anh Do and Suzanne Do and drawing their own people using the art room's collection of dolls from around the world as further inspiration.

 

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05
August
2016

Botanical art

5th class and 2nd class students have been learning about the endangered plant Grevillea Caleyi in art lessons recently.  Not only drawing the flower and leaves in detail, but finding out about the threats to its survival.  The school plans to enter student artworks in a regional art competition that is designed to increase awareness of local endangered species.  The students were interested to know that there is a fenced reserve behind our school were Grevillea Caleyi is growing in its natural habitat.

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01
April
2016

Gallipoli Art Prize update

Well done to our 6th class students whose combined artwork, Woven Connections, has been accepted as a finalist in this year's Gallipoli Art Prize, which is administered by the Gallipoli Memorial Club.

The acrylic mixed media artwork is inspired by the designs found on Turkish carpets.  The ship silhouettes represent the landings and evacuations at Gallipoli, and the colour red, the sacrifice of all.

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19
February
2016

Hands on art

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Our regular Ceramics in Schools teacher, Kristin, visited 2nd class this week to help them create undersea creatures.  The students listened very carefully to the step-by-step instructions and marvelous crabs and octopuses emerged from the clay. 

Upper First also had a lesson making cars, in connection with their study of the book "Are we there yet?"

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27
March
2015

6th class students' artwork in Gallipoli Art Prize

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Congratulations to the all our 6th class students. Their combined artwork (pictured above) has been hung as a finalist in the Gallipoli Art Prize.

We are the only school to take part in this prestigious art prize, and each year that we have entered, we have been finalists! 

Their artwork, ‘Lest We Forget', reflects the involvement of the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders in WW1.

The students chose to depict the landing of Gallipoli from above, in the way that Indigenous artists depict the landscape and stories of their dreaming. They designed their own symbols showing the soldiers, the landing craft, the battle ships and the difficult terrain.

The colour palette used in this artwork was influenced by contemporary Indigenous art and the Gallipoli landscape.

This is the final year of the Gallipoli Art Prize, as it was started ten years ago to lead up to the centenary celebrations of the Gallipoli campaign.

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21
November
2014

A request from the Art Room

The Art Dept. is in dire need of a WORKING tape/cassette player to play stories during art classes.
 
Would anyone on school staff or a school parent have one to donate?
 
Many thanks
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21
November
2014

Art Prefect's Work

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This stunning pencil drawing was completed by our 2014 Art Prefect, Ashleigh E, for presentation to the school at our final asembly of the year .

Ashleigh has highlighted the strengths and core values she feels she has gained the most from at John Colet School.

The framed piece will be on display as part of the school's student art collection.

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05
September
2014

Young tea set designers

Here are some of Second Class C with the gorgeous Alice in Wonderland Tea Set when it came back from being glazed this week.  It is all ready for the Gala Dinner Auction this weekend, as are all the other classes' artworks.

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11
June
2014

Year 5 Art review for Semester 1

Our 5th class students have begun their study of Gallipoli in readiness for next year's entry into the Gallipoli Art Prize and have looked at the landscape of Gallipoli, and developed the skill of creating a colour palette similar to the Impressionists.  This work spilled into their next project during semester 2 of realistically drawing the wildlife found in the rainforests of the world.  They also enjoyed the delicate painting of hand blown Easter Eggs.

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16
May
2014

Open Day Art Attack

Be sure to visit all our classrooms

Our Lower First (kindergarten) classrooms at the top of the driveway will be full of artworks for parents to see.  A whole term of work has been devoted to "Under the Sea" with works in ceramic, painting and other styles, as well as their Dreaming Stories works on canvas of the Rainbow Serpent and Tidalik the Frog drawings.

2nd classes will be displaying Monet's Frogs and some Picasso inspired art.
3rd classes have their wonderful Egypt works, as well as their artworks influenced by Matisse and Jeannie Baker. 

4th classes display their art of Japan, 5th classes have become mini-rainforests, while 6th class show off their wonderful Gallipoli Art Award work,  their PNG influenced art, and their Japanese kites, among many other things!

Be sure to visit as many classrooms as you can at our Open Day next Sunday 25th May.  Come at 10am to catch our 45 minute concert of singing and recitals by our students. 

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05
May
2014

Tactile yarn weaving in 6th class

6th class have recently been working with yarn to create "Eye of God" wallhangings.  The 'Ojo de Dios' hangings are a traditional spiritual object in South America, and feel beautifully soft too.

They will be on display, along with school academic work and other projects, at our Fair and Open Day on Sunday 25th May. 

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28
August
2013

Gorgeous seahorses in art

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Intricate and detailed pattern work and vibrant use of colour (watercolours and texta) is transforning plain paper plates into magical seahorses this week in art classes. 
This will be a two-lesson project as the 4th class students are encouraged to take their time.  They will also be making an enchanted clam shell to go with their seahorse.
 

Above are seahorse plates by Hamish and Lara, both 4th class D

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21
August
2013

Grandparents Day art

Our First Classes have been busy making cards to give to their Grandparents on Grandparents day. They will be able to post their beautiful cards to Grandparents overseas.  Some have never met their Grandparents but talked to them on skype. Some Grandparents drop the children to school or pick them up. Some children love that their Grandparents read them books, play with them and spoil them. They love their Grandparents because their Grandparents love them. One boy received a picture of a grizzly bear by phone, another received a message in a bottle from the North pole (by mail). Grandparents Day is a Special Day.
John Colet School has a special Grandparents Day celebration in September.

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