Lower First News (Kindy)

Mother’s Day portraits

Lower first have hit the jackpot this year for as well as having art with the specialist art teacher they also have an art class with Miss Marley who, as well as having her degree as a teacher has a Fine arts Degree and loves teaching art. In the Lower First rooms you will find many fabulous works taught by Miss Marley: Georgia O Keefe flowers, Kandinsky patterns, The very hungry caterpillar paintings to name a few. She loves working with pastels and watercolour. One of her projects was a Mother’s Day painting as a gift for the lower first Mum s. Of course it’s hard to believe that L 1st produced these art works but she has taught …

5 year olds learning Shakespeare, no drama!

This week in drama classes, our infants students start learning their lines in earnest as they start rehearsing for their Shakespeare Festival  in August.  Their first term drama classes focused on expression, vocal clarity, gesture and making interesting shapes with their bodies.  “We’ve been doing exercises to get them connecting with the language,” says drama teacher Zoe Emanuel.  “And because they say quite a few lines in unison,  team work and acting in chorus has also been part of the mix.”Our Lower First students (Kindergarten) will present “All the world’s a Stage”, Upper Firsts will be doing “The Tempest” and 2nd classes will do “Macbeth”.The  Primary students have their Shakespeare Festival later in the year. …

Our Lower First M class knows about Georgia O’Keeffe

Kindergartners leaning about abstract painting …

From the Stage Coordinators: 28/3/13

Happy Easter to all we hope that everyone enjoys the break and that the present balmy weather holds out.   Don t forget to come back for the last two weeks of term!!  We know it’s tempting &. The Lower First performance and Easter Hat Parade was a delight and the parents obviously thought so too because there were many mobile phones clicking and even a few moist eyes!  The children visited all the other classes to wish everyone a Happy Easter.  This was enjoyed by one and all. Great enthusiasm and excitement has been shown by the children for the lunch time Easter Egg Guessing Competition ( How Many Easter Eggs are in this jar? )  set up by …

Tongue twisters and dandelions

It’s all about the voice… …

Ceramic artists at work

All our Infants students had the chance to squish, roll and mould clay in ceramic art classes this week.  The lessons were lead by Krystan Taylor from Ceramics in Schools and the children listened hard to each step-by-step instruction.Upper First C (pictured) each made crocodiles, which fits in with their aboriginal art work studies, while 2nd classes are making rainforest trees.  Lower First (kindy) classes are making wall hangings showing their family members.The works will be fired, then painted and glazed at the start of Term 2.   Come and see the final results at our Open Day (Sunday 26th May).     …