Welcome to Term 3!

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WELCOME TO TERM 3 to everyone from the Eastern Suburbs! Where did Term 2 go?? Term 2 was amazing and all our classes did so well in their Parent Presentation Days. We even had parents joining in with an Introductory Activity as part of the presentation! Now we know where all our students get their enthusiasm from, the parents did such a wonderful job at their very first drama activity, congratulations! Here are a few photos of how much fun we had last term:

Dianella Parents Joining In!

Mundaring Lower

Kalamunda Lower

Morley Lower

We have also had a wonderful start to Term 3 with lots of new families joining us and to all our existing students a BIG THANK YOU for making all our new students feel part of our class so quickly, I am so proud of you all. 🙂

We have really enjoyed our Improvisations this term and have already been to the Zoo with the Lower Primary classes! Upper Primary students have been working on prop skills and mini-scripts, which will give us solid grounding towards our Term 4 Productions which we look forward to performing for you at the end of the year.

Here is Forrestfield Lower looking the part in their zoo animal costumes:

Forrestfield Lower

Stay tuned for more pictures of how much fun we are having in Term 3!

Merylena Sulak – Principal Eastern Suburbs


Happy New Drama Year 2014!

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A big HELLO to everyone for 2014! Welcome to all our new families who have joined the Academy for the first time this year and to all our students who have joined us again from 2013 it is WONDERFUL to have you all back in class! Classes have begun again and we are back into the swing of having fun and learning lots at the same time. My family  had the most wonderful holiday break and I thought I’d include a photo of myself and my son (who is also part of our wonderful Kindy Drama Programme) on our holiday. After he had his face painted he didn’t want to wash it off! So we had Spiderman saving us for the next day or so! I also did a Face Painting workshop during the holiday break and once I get some materials, I am hoping I can use my new found skills during class to paint on some simple designs before we do some of our Improvisations 🙂

I look forward to the year ahead and all it has to offer with all of our existing students as well as meeting lots of new students who will also benefit from our amazing programme. Happy New Year everyone!

Kindest regards, Merylena Sulak Principal Eastern Suburbs

 

 


It’s time for a “Snippet”…What’s a “Snippet”?

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Each week our students are engaged in an “action packed” Drama Lesson! We do a range of activities in a variety of group sizes. Some are as a whole class, others are individual or in small groups. Here, Millie and Morgan are rehearsing a “Snippet”. Snippets are a form of dialogue development in which students work in pairs to develop a short piece of sequenced drama relating to a specific idea.

Snippets are great fun and allow the students to explore their own creative ideas!

They don’t have to be limited to a Drama class, try one in the car or down the park.

Here are your opening lines;

a) Why are you looking so happy?

b) Go on, guess!

Let me know how you go!

See you in class soon.

 


Let the Show Commence!

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Students in our Upper Primary classes this week are participating in an improvisation that takes them back stage before a school production. Amongst the nerves, last minute rehearsals, lost costumes and general excitement the show must go on!

Here, some students from our Duncraig Upper Primary class are preparing back stage. Will the show be ready to go on stage? Will all  of the costumes be finished in time?  Of course they will!

It was a great success! See you in class soon.


Let’s ‘Twist’ Again!

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This week, our students used “twisting” and “curling” movements to make a “knot” with a partner without any touching or talking! Here, 2 students from our Quinns Lower Primary class had fun getting out of this mess!