In this issue
30th - Pupil Free Day
3rd - Casual Clothes Day,
Governing Council 7pm,
Adelaide High Transition
4th - New Foundation Transition
Visit 9am – 10.40am, GGHS
Transition, Valley View HS
5th - Christmas Gift Stall, Pedal
Prix Meeting Gym 2.45-
3.15, MHS Transition, CCC
6th - New Foundation Transition
7th - Assembly 10am
10th - Morialta Rm’s 19, 20, 21,
27, 28, 29, SRC Executive
11th - Year 7 Graduation,
Waterworld Rm’s 7,8,30,31
13th - Waterworld Rm’s 9,10,11
14th - Last Day of Term 4 has a
Tue 4th Dec – Mon 10th Dec
Matthew G, Levi H, Tyson W
Tue 11th Dec – Fri 14th Dec
Cooper A, Kye S, Jackson D-F
Please arrive by 8.25am
Peter Pan - never, never a better show
"Peter Pan", a play based on the classic novel by J M Barrie, was presented four times in matinees and night performances for the school community in week 6 by the students in Rooms 7,8,19,20,28,30.
Preparation for the production started in Term 2 when each student selected the character they wanted to play and then auditioned for the role. Rehearsals were conducted every week. This was a mammoth organisational task, as 6 classes needed to be managed so over 160 students could practice their parts and then come together in a coordinated manner
The main characters were required to memorise a great deal of dialogue and so the roles of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Wendy were split between the first and second act so the task was easier for the performers and more children had an opportunity to perform a lead role. Students who did not act on stage took on backstage responsibilities such as, setting and managing props and controlling the production’s lighting, sound and visuals.
By our first performance the students were so skilled and well-practiced that they could capably run the entire show independently.
Drama is one element of ‘The Arts’ in the ‘Australian Curriculum’. The learning outcomes students achieved by performing and organising the play met many of the ‘Arts’ achievement expectations to a high degree. Students learned the skills of public speaking, acting, dancing and stage craft. They also improved their organisational skills and gained in self- confidence and self-control as they learned to be responsible and patient during the performances. The students reported a great sense of personal pride in their achievements and were sad to see the play finish.
Thanks to the dedication and commitment of these staff pictured above children had an opportunity to learn many important life skills and to grow into more capable and well-rounded individuals. We are extremely proud of our students and dedicated staff and thank everyone who supported the performance. Peter Pan will, in all likelihood, become a lifetime memory for each student involved.