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Education Week Celebrations!

A huge thank you to all our grandparents, parents, and friends who came along to Education Week Celebrations today. What an amazing day! This week we are celebrating Creative and Performing Arts. We started off with an assembly acknowledging all the amazing and creative performers we have at THPS, showcasing our band, junior and senior choirs, public speakers, stage 2 dance group, and the Sapphires aerobics team.

Education Week 2017: THPS Band Hello by Adele

Education Week 2017: THPS Band Rock Around the Clock

Education Week 2017: Jack’s speech

Education Week 2017: Ella’s speech

Education Week 2017: Seb’s speech

Education Week 2017: Rebecca’s speech

Education Week 2017: THPS Junior Choir I See the Light

Education Week 2017: Willow’s speech

Education Week 2017: Celeste’s speech

Education Week 2017: THPS Senior Choir Africa

Education Week 2017: Ember’s speech

Education Week 2017: Georgie’s speech

Education Week 2017: THPS Stage 2 Dance Group Chameleon

Education Week 2017: THPS Sapphires Aerobics Team
In the afternoon session, our amazing Year 5 and 6 students visited classrooms from K-4 and taught a series of art lessons including play doh monsters, bunting, hand dinosaurs / peacocks /butterflies, kaleidoscopes, writing styles, pattern design, collages, superhero / character sketching, sock puppets, paper planes, graphic art / shading, and zentangles. I am so incredibly proud of the efforts our senior kids went to today. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with the younger students and it was a whole new world seeing the classroom from the teacher’s perspective!

A special thank you to Jane, our Art Cave guru and her team of volunteers for their efforts in working with classes and curating the Lower Hall and Community Room for our Art Gallery. It was so wonderful to see a huge turnout of families and friends to Education Week 2017!

Art Masterpieces

This term in Art Cave with Jane and Alex, Stage 3 students have created collages of famous artworks. The OC chose Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Roy Lichtenstein inspired pop art words. Each student used a 10x10cm piece of card to recreate a section of the artwork, creating our own unique interpretation in which all students contributed. We’re still putting on the finishing touches and our completed works will be on display at our Art Gallery event during Education Week (week 3) next term. As always, a tremendous thanks to Jane and Alex for giving so much time and effort to our students.

Art Cave Totems

Today we had our first session of Art Cave (thanks for all the toilet roll donations) with our wonderfully artistic volunteers Jane and Alex. We began working on creating ceramic totems that will eventually be constructed to make a class display within the school grounds. Well done, everyone!

Cardboard Metropolis

This term in Art Cave, Stage 3 have been working on their own cardboard city creations. We started by looking at the works of Ana Serrano – http://www.anaserrano.com/index.php?/work/buildings-2/ – and then choosing our own shops and structures within cities that we could construct using recyclable materials. Thank you to our wonderful resident artist, Jane, and to Alex, for their efforts and creativity. It is wonderful to work on such large scale projects such as Cardboard City and it would not be possible without their efforts. Have a look at the slideshow of images from our creations below.​

Thinkfest Success!

Congratulations to the OC who did a wonderful job at our Thinkfest event today. Excellent performances, team work and enthusiasm from all groups and lots of awards! If you would like to watch students perform their skits, our English and Visual Arts group will be performing at our Week 7 assembly and our Science and Maths group will perform at our Week 8 assembly.

Well done to our Visual Arts group – Griffin, Ember, Sia, Eleanor, Elsie, Eliza and Layla (who did an amazing job stepping in for Eliza today) – who were the overall winners in their category and also won Best Backdrop, Best Visual Diary, Best Script and Best Skit Solution. 

Well done to our English group – Sophia, Celeste, Mila, Cai, Freya, Chloe and Layla – who won Best Backdrop, Best Script and Best Video Trailer.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWell done to our Maths group – Vincent, Calvin, Ty, Patrick, Sachin, Oscar, Blade and Zander – who won Best Backdrop, Best Performance Skills and Highly Commended for Teamwork.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWell done to our Science group – Sam, Jarvis, Liana, Sam, Elijah, Noah and Duncan – who won Best Backdrop, Best Script and Highly Commended for Teamwork. 

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Art Cave

Have a look at the terrific effort our students have made in Art Cave this term. Students have been doing ceramics and created some Olympic busts. Well done! As always, thanks to the amazing Jane for her time, creativity and initiative in running the Art Cave.

Art Cave

Last term in Art Cave all Stage 3 students participated in Lino Printing. Students began by creating and drawing a unique design, tracing this onto their lino, carving their design and finally printing. Below are some photos of our completed prints. A huge thank you to Jane, who not only volunteers her time, but organises all of these fantastic Visual Arts opportunities for our students. This term students have begun working on self-portraits. Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

Art Cave

This term during our Art Cave sessions with Jane, we have been working on Lino printing. Students created their own design and learnt all about the different techniques and processes for lino carving and printing. Well done and thank you to Jane for always providing us with great artistic experiences! I am looking forward to seeing our finished work.

Art Cave

Today the OC enjoyed their first session in the freshly revamped Art Cave! Thanks to our parent volunteers, Jane and Thuy, who organise this wonderful opportunity for our students. Today we began with ceramics – can’t wait to see how our creations turn out!