Increasing maturity as readers

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In English, this past week, 6N looked at how the title and cover of our class text, and our predictions about it, relate and connect to other books, to our personal lives and to society at large. The children offered insightful comments about familiar and memorable stories, experiences they have lived and ‘big ideas’ or […]

Auditions for Shakespeare Club

We had a very successful Shakespeare club this year and looking forward to doing it all again in 2020!Auditions for Shakespeare Club 2020 will be held in the Music Room on Wednesday 5th February in 2 sessions 7:15am-8:15am OR 1pm-1:30pm.Children should prepare a short Shakespeare monologue (no longer than 1 minute) to be performed without […]

Deputy Head’s Comment

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Lower 1st performed in their first Shakespeare production this year and entertained us all with their clear diction and well-rehearsed stagecraft. Every child performed their part with enthusiasm and attention. Every detail had been carefully considered right down to the beautiful character drawings in the program. It was wonderful to see some of our future […]

Curtain comes down on a great finale

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It has been a very successful year for our Shakespeare Club members! The club finished their activities for the year with a party this week, but our Director Zoe Emanuel is already planning for next year. 5th and 6th class students are welcome to enrol for the group at the start of 2020. Our Midsummer […]

A Shakespeare Masterclass

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Yesterday, Bell Shakespeare’s primary schools educational outreach program performed for our 2nd to 6th classes. Their modern take on Romeo and Juliet was so much fun! As our drama director Zoe Emanuel says, it’s so valuable for our students to see live acting with so much energy, in which the language of Shakespeare is conveyed […]

Shakespeare Club success

Congratulations to our Shakespeare Club who were presented with 1st Place, a stunning red sash, for their performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Sport for Jove State Shakespeare Carnival on Monday 27th May 2019. Both our performance groups (Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet) were awarded Highly Commended at the Northern Beaches Eisteddfod in […]

Fighting safely and fairy movement

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This week our Shakespeare Drama Club students had the first of their workshops by two visiting specialist drama coaches and our drama teacher Ms Emanuel.  Chris Tomkinson, from Sport for Jove, explained that safe distances, maintaining eye contact, starting with very slow movements and always being in control were the most important rules when choreographing […]

Specialist coaching ahead of drama eisteddfods

Our drama club students will be performing in the Northern Beaches Eisteddfod and the Sydney Eisteddfod in May and June this year.  They will be getting some specialist coaching from two professional actors over the next two weeks. Chris Tomkinson from Sport for Jove (he heads up the Education Department and is also an actor […]

Shakespeare Club 2019 auditions this week

We had a very successful Shakespeare club last year and Miss Emanuel is looking forward to doing it all again in 2019!Auditions for Shakespeare Club 2019 will be held in the Music Room on Wednesday 6th February in 2 sessions 7:15am-8:15am OR 1pm-1:30pm.  For Year 5 and Year 6 students only.If your child would like […]

with thanks from Bell Shakespeare

“Thank you for an incredible morning at John Colet on Tuesday. We were so warmly welcomed as always, and we were thoroughly impressed with the student performances.[John Colet School’s] donation of $1000 for our Sharing Shakespeare program was incredibly generous and will directly enable a disadvantaged school to experience our Shakespeare programs and performances, who […]