Month: November 2015

Special Music Groups Perform at End of Year Concert

The Junior and Senior Choirs as well as our special Ukulele group performed at our End of Year Concert.  They sang beautiful harmonies captivating the audience.  Congratulations Girls!

Below is a section of the combined Junior and Senior Special Choir singing The Last Anzac with a special guest conductor!DSC_0911

The Junior Special Choir (Years 3 & 4) below singing a range of songs about caring for our earth.
IMG_6135The Senior Special Choir ( Years 5 & 6) below singing about shining your light to the world.

IMG_6156Ukuleles strumming and singing along to Christmas songs.
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Jesus Rocks at Iona’s End of Year Concert

On November 26th all students from years 3,4, 5 & 6 performed in a fun musical Jesus This Is Your Life for Matinee and Twilight performances.  Here are some of the snippets from the performances and dress rehearsals.

Ray Marlin interviewed Jesus as he reflected upon the remarkable life of Jesus Christ. Ray surprises Jesus by interviewing his parents– Joseph and Mary, as well as the first Pope Peter and the Rabbi who he met at The Temple when he was 12.

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Jesus caught up with John the Baptist and his gang of followers (year 3’s who sang Repent Repent – a calypso number).

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Jesus met up with Peter, the fishermen, and his disciples.  They reminded Him of the time when Jesus told them to Cast their Nets on the other side of the boat through a rock and roll song performed by the Year 6’s complete with a saxophone duet.

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Jesus is visited by his Peace loving friends ( Year 5’s)  from The Mount of Beatitudes.

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Jesus is reminded of one of his most famous miracles – feeding 5000 people with five loaves of barley and two small fish. (Year 3’s singing 5000 people with fiddle bits performed by students)

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Jesus remembers the parable of The Good Samaritan performed by Year 4’s.

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Jesus reminds us of story about The Parable of the Talents performed by Year 6’s in a hoedown style.  Complete with A Capella singing performed by a small group of year 6 students.

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Jesus meets his old friend Zaccheus through a Blues number performed by Year 5’s (dress rehearsal below)l.  Also the song was accompanied by year 5 marimba players.

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Jesus encounters “Doubting Thomas” performed by Year 4’s.

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Junior Drama Term Four

Term Four has been full of action for everyone in Drama classes. The Pre-Primary children have enjoyed participating in role-play activities, a whole class improvisation, a Dance Drama, and creating scenes in small groups. The Year Ones and Twos continued preparations for and then performed in their Junior Music & Drama End of Year Concert.

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The Pre-Primary children participated in a Dance Drama where they were all clowns, travelling the countryside in a train, and performing for the people and the Queen. One role-play activity involved the children in washing an elephant, whilst a structured whole class improvisation saw them pretending to be Caterpillars encountering a spider in the garden. The children also worked in small groups creating short scenes, with teacher direction, which some then performed for the class.

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~~~~~ YEAR ONE & YEAR TWO MUSICALS 2015 ~~~~~

The Year One and Two children worked hard to polish their individual plays for the End of Year Music & Drama Concert. Each year had a successful Dress Rehearsal, with an audience, in Week 3 of the term. On Thursday evening the 12th November, the Year One children performed “Beneath the Sea” & the Year Two children presented “The Lost Sandcastle”. The audience were captivated and very entertained. The look of excitement & supreme effort on the children’s faces during the performance and their satisfaction and joy after, was a sight to be cherished! Well Done children! The fantastic set and costumes were due to the hard efforts of volunteer mothers in each year and were appreciated by everyone.

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