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‘Music Count Us In’ song

Every year we learn the ‘Music Count Us In’ song, which was created by selected students from different states of Australia and recorded by students under the guidance of the Program Ambassador John Foreman. Foundations, Year 1s and 2s have been practising the song ‘We Are’ in preparation for Thursday 7th November at 12.30 when thousands of students around Australia will be performing the same song at the same time.

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We have our own moves to the song but the students enjoyed attempting sign language (Auslan version), which can be seen on YouTube.


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DreamNation Musical Success

Well done to the cast and classes of the DreamNation Musical, which was held this week. They performed with great confidence and the shows were thoroughly enjoyed by the School Community. All children have been practising hard for 2 terms and the cast also practised during lunch hours. They proved we have many talented children in this school. I’m so proud of you all!


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Musical ‘DreamNation’ coming soon

The Cast of our Musical ‘DreamNation’ have been practising at lunchtimes and are progressing very well.

Classes have also been practising their songs for the concerts during Performing Arts. All students will be performing.

The dates for the concerts will be Tuesday 25th June and Thursday 27th June (1 concert in the morning and the other in the afternoon).


The concerts will be held during school hours to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate.


Important note: Students with the surnames starting from A to K will be performing on Tuesday only.

Students with the surnames starting from L to Z will be performing on Thursday only.

The cast members know which concerts they’ll be performing in.


More information on how to obtain tickets for the shows will be sent home next term.

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Choir Nursing Home Visits

Congratulations to the 31 choir students for singing great Christmas Joy to all the residents in the 4 Nursing Homes; St Annes Westmeadows, Craigcare Pascoe Vale, Arcadia Essendon and OPAL Meadow Heights.

I’m so proud of their hard work during lunchtime practices and believe their singing and confidence is improving greatly. Looking forward to our future performances in 2019!

Mrs Foletta

Performing Arts Teacher

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Art show entertainment

Congratulations to the school Choir for a wonderful performance on the night of our Art Show last week. They started their performance with a ‘Waka Waka’ dance then sang ‘I have a dream’, ‘Candyman’, ‘Put a little love in your heart’, ‘A million dreams’ and ‘One Song’. Special thanks to the soloists who were courageous enough to sing in front of the large audience in the Gym on their own, some of them doing so for the first time.

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Performing Arts computer music

Performing Arts News by Mrs Foletta

This week is planning week where students are given extra fun activities by the Specialists while their classroom teachers are planning their programs for next term.

The year 4s and 5s that had music on Tuesday were given the opportunity to create their own music on their laptops using free computer programs Incredibox and Song maker.

Congratulations to the students who performed to everyone at Monday’s Assembly and sang a really fun song called ‘Best Day Ever’.

The Greenvale Choir continue to practice during lunch sessions and will be performing some great songs at the Art Show next term. They’ll be appearing twice on the night just in case you can’t make it to their first performance. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Performing Arts News September 2018

Last week the Year 6 students began presenting their ‘Composer’ projects to the class. Since the start of the term each student was required to choose a famous Composer from the past. They needed to find information and use a computer program to create an interesting slide show. After presenting their slide show they completed a self-assessment on how well they felt they went and what they could do to improve next time. Each Year 6 student was also required to complete a peer assessment for one student in the class.

After listening to some classical music from the Composers the students were quite surprised that they recognised the music, usually from TV commercials and movies. In fact Tchaikovsky’s music has been used for many children’s movies such as ‘Nutcracker Prince’ and ‘Barbie of Swan Lake’.

Some interesting facts. Did you know?

  • Edvard Grieg kept a good luck frog figurine in his pocket. He would pat it before each concert.
  • Joseph Haydn loved playing practical jokes. At age 17, he was kicked out of singing school, partly because he had cut off the pigtail of another boy, but mainly because he had “matured” and his once-beautiful voice had turned to
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