29 Nov 2017
The joyful energy and boundless enthusiasm of our Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 students was truly infectious last week, as together, we delighted in their performance of Chickens Don’t Fly. The girls were incredibly proud of themselves and deservedly so. Over two days and nights they charmed an adoring audience and reminded us all of how high we can soar when part of a team, when others believe in us, and when we have the confidence and skills to fully commit to a task.
The drama programme and the annual opportunity to perform to an audience allows the girls to take risks within a safe and supportive environment. It enables the girls to develop skills in public speaking, work collaboratively, take feedback, manage themselves and to compromise.
Mrs Parker, our super-excited producer, is to be congratulated on her vision and energy, and for the opportunities that she creates for the girls. Mrs Graham, Mrs Ward, Ms Gidley, Ms Tait, Mrs Mullins and Miss Bond have all supported the girls over recent weeks, especially during their performances, providing encouragement, the occasional cue or line, and finding those lost props. Mrs Parker was accompanied by our talented music staff led by Mrs Barker, Miss O’Leary and Mr Jones.
The Year 2 girls rose to the challenge of learning all of their speaking parts, whilst the Year 1 and Prep girls brought energy and excitement to the day. I congratulate everyone on the success of the production and look forward to seeing the girls back on the stage in 2018.
Mrs Nicole Ginnane
Deputy Principal, Head of Junior School
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