Learning

This term in Integrated Learning, Year 7 students have been involved in a unit of work based on the musical “My Fair Lady’. Students attended a performance of the musical towards the end of last term which formed the foundation of work that they have undertaken this term.

One of the learning activities the students have engaged in has included devising and presenting a group performance of one of the songs in the musical with minimal teacher input. This activity could appear to only appeal to students with an aptitude or interest Music or Drama, but it is designed to develop a range of skills that 21st century learners need. The task requires creativity and innovation in a collaborative framework and it demands students to take risks and push themselves in areas that they may feel unsure or nervous about. Leadership is fostered and the need to work collaboratively and form effective working relationships is paramount to ensure a successful performance.

Students needed to manage their time and stay disciplined in order to be prepared to perform at their allotted time and they needed to be flexible and resilient in dealing with setbacks or obstacles that can occur when another student is absent or something goes wrong. Some of the students have been presenting their performances this week and it is evident that they have worked as a team to achieve a shared goal; performing with energy, enthusiasm and good humour to convey their interpretation of iconic songs such as ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’. The performances were entertaining, engaging and tremendous fun to watch.

Another area of the creative arts was explored in a workshop where students created a paper print etching of images of flowers. These illustrations are inspired by Eliza Doolittle’s occupation as a flower seller at the start of the play. Students then scanned these etchings into Photoshop and manipulated them to create decorative paper that they then used to make bunches of origami flowers.

This unit is an exciting opportunity to explore the themes and ideas in the musical whilst giving students opportunities to engage with a variety of media.

 

Mrs Carolina Murdoch

Dean of Learning

 

Upcoming Events for Term 4 2017

Year 12

Year 12 HSC

Monday 16 October –  Tuesday 7 November

Year 10   YCON Monday 20 November – Friday 24 November
Year 10 

Creating My Future Maximising My Potential

Monday 27 November – Thursday 7 December

Years 7 –  11

Years 7-11 Awards Ceremony

Thursday 7 December

4:30pm – 7:00pm

School Gymnasium

Compulsory attendance for all students

Year 12

Principal’s Morning Tea

Class of 2017 HSC Results 

Friday 15 December

10:00 – 11:00

Mary Ward Quad

Class of 2017 students only