July 29, 2013
On Saturday the 27th of July the Ensemble Music Group went to Hisense arena to be part of the Victorian State School Spectacular.
We had to sing a lot of songs. It was really cool because there were dancers and other performers. There were thousands of people there and the lights changed colour depending on the song. Some schools were in the Mass dance group but we were in the Mass choir. There were circus acts and gymnastics. One girl sang ‘I will always love you’, made famous by Whitney Houston. She got a standing ovation because she got it spot on. The whole thing was amazing!!!
Thank you Carolyn, Darren and Joseph for preparing us for the event.
Below are a couple of images from the Thursday rehearsal.
Performers, how did it feel to be part of such a huge production?
Audience members, what were your favourite parts of the performance?
April 29, 2013
Today Grade 5/6 went to Kyneton Secondary College for a pre-orientation day.
When we arrived at the school we were greeted by Mr. Forster and Sarah. They took us for a tour of the school. We went to the Metals and Plastics room, the Electronics room, Automotive, Woodwork building, the Art buildings and the library. Then we went to our first class.
Below is the schedule of our day:
Period 1 – Tour around the school
Period 2 – ICT- we played on Cool Maths Games
Period 3 – Boost- A game with letters
Period 4 – Science- We made sherbet and glue
½ of Period 5 – Humanities- We talked about the world and history
Period 5 – Swimming for our first Water Safety lesson
Period 6 – French- We practiced our French then completed a survey
April 24, 2013
On Day 2 of camp we went for about an hour walk to the beach. After a snack we had some free time. Some of us played cricket, others went in the water or played in the sand. If we went in the water we were only allowed in as far as our knees.
After lunch our instructors arrived, Josh and Kat. We split into four groups. Each group had a colour: Jane-Red, Carolyn-Green, Tara-Purple and Mick-Blue. Each group got their faces painted by the group leader.
The first activity we did was a relay. We then played a game where your team lined up and you had a bucket in front of you. You got a cup and your team had to run back and forth from the sea getting cups of water to put into the bucket until it was full. The part that made it hard was the fact that only one person could go at a time.
Then we played ‘Cannon Ball Throw’. You each got a baseball with a tail attached. The aim of the game was to get the cannon ball into a hoop. You got double points if you threw it into your colour hoop.
Thirdly we had a competition on who could dig a hole into the sand until they hit water and get a hand full of water without any sand. It was fun and challenging because we had to make sure there wasn’t any sand in it. We had to make the hole as big as you can. We had to fill in the hole as fast as possible.
After that we built the biggest sand castle in a certain amount of time the biggest sand castle was the red team.It was really fun and we all had a great time.
We played a game with bits of hose pipe. It was musical chairs but with hose and you started lying down.
The last activity was one person had to lay on the ground and the rest of the team had to bury their body below the waist and make it look like a mermaid tail. It was good.
Finally we went for the long walk home. On the way we saw a seal hunting and we watched it eat a fish.
Have you ever been to a beach carnival before?
Have you played anything similar to this before?