The Arts


Term 1 Week 5

Instrumental Music Camp

Last weekend Sinfonia, Symphonic Band, Ritornello, ARTISTrio, and Stage Band headed off to the mountains of Springbrook for the Instrumental Music Camp.

We had freezing cold days and nights with wind and horizontal rain – great weather to be indoors and playing music! All students worked hard and were in rehearsals for approximately 14 hours over the weekend, and still had time for games of table tennis and running around the fields.

Well done to Meena Bakanay (Year 12) for taking on every staff member willing to play table tennis against her.  No staff member had a chance against this National Champion!

On the Saturday night we had a great games night, with the final game challenging students in pairs or groups of 3 to play the one instrument, see the photos attached.  There were some amazing sounds – and many of them very good!

Later this term we will open up a rehearsal afternoon for parents to see the great progress we have had on camp.  Thank you to the staff Ms Helena Munoz, Mr Nathaniel Smortie, Mr Tim Li, and Miss Lily Hubbard for coming on the whole weekend and to Ms Jo Aboud, Ms Victoria Taylor and Miss Kaitlyn Bowen for coming up for the sectional rehearsals on Saturday.

Arts Academy Ensembles

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Save the Date
Parent Support Group Meeting

13 March 6:00pm in M5.


Semester 1
14 March Foundation Day 
28 March Studio Recital I
29 March Drama Ensemble to HOTA Junk Circus 10:30am (optional)
19 May Winter Arts Festival
5 June Studio Recital II - Wind, Brass, Guitar, Voice, Percussion
7 June Studio Recital II - Piano, Dance and Drama, Strings
19 June Junior School Stars of the Future Concert 6:00pm
Semester 2
3 August Arts Academy Wine and Food Festival 4:00pm - 8:00pm (students arrive 2:00pm) 
2 September Studio Recital III – Piano, Dance and Drama, Strings
3 September Studio Recital III – Wind, Brass, Guitar, Voice, Percussion
23 October Studio Recital IV
2 November Arts Gala Showcase at St John’s Cathedral – All Arts Academy Ensembles
6 November Junior School Stars of the Future Concert 6:00pm
11 November AEA Rehearsal Day
12 November AEA 

Dr Janet Wyvill
Director of Arts Academy