Congratulations to Ava (4A), Chloe (4B), Max (2A), Anya (2B) and Elizabeth (PP) for giving up time in their holidays to attend the Spring Suzuki Conference held at PLC, to play their violin with Guest Suzuki Teacher Koen Rens who came all the way from Belgium to share his love of music. It was impossible to not have a wonderful time with such an infectiously positive and energetic teacher and everyone has returned to school inspired to play more beautifully. Well done all on a fantastic end of conference concert, it was so full of life.
Mrs Susannah Endersby (Violin Teacher)
During the school’s “Open Night” two instrumental concerts were held in Treacey Hall to accommodate the many students who learn instruments and who wanted to share their gifts and talents to the community. Parents and Friends were entertained by many of our student musicians who learn a variety of instruments. Our musicians ranged from 4 years old to 12 years old. There were performances on piano, guitar, violin, saxophone, flute, drums, and voice. We were delighted to hear and view a range of performances that included solo performers, duets, and small ensembles as well as band performances. Thank you to our very special and talented instrumental tutors who prepared the performers for this grand event. However, special congratulations goes to all student performers who not only demonstrated their skill and talent, but were confident on stage showing their marvellous professionalism!
In August the Junior and the Senior Choirs from Iona Primary performed brilliantly at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. There were many other choirs from metropolitan and country primary schools. Our Senior Special Choir sang “A Blessing” and “Old Piano Man” for which they received an Honourable Mention. The Junior Special Choir sang “Gecko” and “Friends Forever” and receive a Certificate of Merit. Congratulations to all choir members – a fantastic day and effort by all.