Category: Music Education Classroom

Iona’s Got Talent 2016

At the end of term 3, Iona primary students showcased their gifts and talents by performing to their peers, parents and friends of the community. It was an entertaining afternoon of solo and group performances that included various instrumentalists, dancers and vocalists. We were privileged to hear a father and daughter team who performed a beautiful folk ballad that melted our hearts. Our Cultural Captains with their team of year 6 leaders stage managed the event with expertise. The audience were also invited to have a few “brain breaks” which included dancing the “Marcarena” and singing “I Knew You Were Treble”! It was an terrific musical afternoon. Congratulations to all our performers. ionas-got-talent-2016-no1untitled

Honoring Past Students

On 16th September the Year 5/6 Senior Choir and an ensemble of instrumentalists (violin, flute and guitar) from the primary school gathered at Corpus Christi Church Mosman Park to sing at the Mass for the Golden Girls (students who attended Iona Presentation College 50 Years Ago). It was a great honor for the primary students to sing and play at this celebration. Choristers and musicians are to be commended for their tuneful singing and playing. Year 3 students also performed a reverent liturgical dance while the Year 5/6 Choir sang “A Blessing” song.

Catholic Performing Arts Festival 2016

CAPF photoThe Junior and Senior choirs from Iona Primary performed at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival in Balcatta on August 18.  They performed in a section with a selection of other choirs from the metropolitan and country areas from WA.  Our students performed admirably with the Junior Choir achieving a Certificate of Merit and the Senior Choir being given an Honourable Mention Award.  Congratulations choristers!

Celebrating Religious Life Concert 2016

Last term the students entertained the Presentation Sisters and other Orders from the metropolitan area for a concert and afternoon tea.  This event was to celebrate the Sister’s Religious Life as well as conveying thanks for the work they do in our communities.   The Sisters loved the variety of performances from our primary students which included choral singing, violin, piano, saxophone, ukulele, recorder, flute, and guitar to name a few.  Below are some snapshots of the afternoon for you all to enjoy.  Many thanks go to the students who prepared performances as well as the music teachers who assisted in the preparation of individual and ensemble/choir performances.  The afternoon tea was a great success with students intermingling with the Sisters. Also, sincere thanks to  parents who provided the delicious afternoon tea and Sr Catherine for coordinating the event.FotorCreated FotorCreated1 FotorCreated2 FotorCreated3Ce

Early Childhood Music

What fun we are having!  Students learning the beat while singing – pretending to be elephants balancing on a piece of string!

Solo singing – Come to the farm and visit me and you will get a singing welcome!  However, you have to tell me if my sounds are short or long.IMG_9634Let’s Go Fly a Kite with our musical scarves!  Using our imagination to identify high notes and sounds while moving to the beat.


An Elephant Has Wrinkles- on his toes, knees, hips, shoulders, ears, trunk but not on their teeth!  keeping the beat while singing.  A favorite song.


Singing “Why yi yai yai yai?”


Elephant trunks with wrinkles!


Elephant toes with wrinkles!


A Fresh Start to Instrumental Music 2016

IMG_9624IMG_9620IMG_9608IMG_9616There was great musical excitement for years 3,4,5 & 6 in week 2 as many students had the opportunity to try out different instruments.  Our talented tutors gave demonstrations on each instrument and then allowed the students to “Have A Go”.  Many students have now taken opportunities to learn an instrument.  If you’re interested in learning please download the music enrolment form here: Music Enrolment Form  Further information is provided for you here:  Instrumental Music Information

“It was fun to watch everyone have a go.  It  was great to see our friends play the trombone and be surprised when they slided the trombone out to a low note -their eyes popped out of their head!…..The tutors were very cooperative, patient, and fair. They also played many cool songs and explained how to breathe when playing their particular instrument”  Cultural Captains 2016 Holly & Samara