Shakespeare & Drama

Learning about the community we live in

Both Upper First Classes had a very interesting excursion to Wannabee Play Town this week.  At first it may appear that they just had fun, but in fact there was a huge amount of hands-on experience and learning about workers in our community. The students experienced role play and guided learning of concepts related to professions,  in several stations Hospital, TV Station, Fire Station, Police Station, Supermarket, Construction Zone, CafÈ and the Post Office.  The children completed tasks in these stations which related to their profession and service area.  Lea-Ann Connell and Elizabeth McDermott,Teachers …

What learning Shakespeare gives

  Each child grows in character and confidence throughout this time; many facing challenges, overcoming fears and delighting in success and just giving for the sake of the audience. Shakespeare gives students the finest English language to learn by heart. The plays allow them the opportunity to connect with the subtlety of what Shakespeare is saying. During their time at JCS, they experience various play genres from comedy to tragedy. The rehearsals and performances teach them courage, resilience in the face of disappointment, patience, being able to work independently, humility and how to accept praise and much more. Team work and cooperation are an important part of Shakespeare plays. The children learn they can rely on each other and …

Greek Day

Our annual celebration of all things Greek was another great success this week. The day rounds out 4th classes’ study of Ancient Greece.  Students dress up, and parents come in to help run fun Greek activities such as making mosaics, masks, dolmathes (vine leaves wrapped around delicious morsels), Greek inspired puzzles and even some ancient Olympic events. …

Robotics and Dancing

Science Club and Robotics Reminder …

Head of School’s Comment

Our Shakespeare Festival is now drawing to a close.  The 3rd, 4th and 5th Classes have already performed and we await the 6th Class finale tonight.  Congratulations to teachers, parents, children and friends for making this year’s Festival such a resounding success.These productions would not be possible without a high level of commitment and dedication from all those involved. In the weeks leading up to the performances at Glen Street Theatre, we do wonder why we put ourselves through the stress and sometimes the agony, of staging these plays; but the performance night says it all.  The performances have been brilliant, extremely entertaining and very professional. Apart from the sense of achievement and enormous enjoyment, the Shakespeare Festival works in very …

Headmistress’s Awards

Marta D, Celia L, Josephine M, Heidi P, George P (all 2M) for outstanding effort and courage during our Shakespeare Festival. …