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Nursing Home Visits – Choir

On Thursday 5th December the choir visited 3 Nursing Homes to sing Christmas songs. The Homes were: OPAL Roxburgh Meadow Heights, CraigCare Pascoe Vale Nursing Home & Aged Care and Arcadia Aged Care Facility (Essendon).

The students were welcomed with open arms and residents sang along to the well-known Christmas songs. Many students received hugs and praises before leaving. The students are to be commended for their professionalism and ability to bring great joy to many older citizens of the outer community.

Well done to all the students for their hard work, practising during lunchtimes each week. They’ll be back in our Christmas Concert ready to sing ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’, which includes a little dancing from some of our Year 6’s.

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Singing ‘We Are’

On Thursday 7th November all Foundations, Year 1s and Year 2s sang the ‘Music Count Us In’ song at 12.30pm, the same time as students all around Australia. ‘Music Count Us In’ is built around a unique program song. The writing of the program song each year begins with our National Song writing Competition, open to all students from across Australia. The finalists of the Song writing Competition then gather together to write the program song, with the assistance of Program Ambassador John Foreman and a guest celebrity Program Mentor. The song is then recorded by students and released to all registered schools.

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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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