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20/10/17

SKPS Got Talent Update

With only one week to go I’m sure there is great excitement around SKPS Got Talent at the Fete. Unfortunately I have not been at school this week so I thought the participants and their families might need some crucial information. We had such an overwhelming response to the audition process! This in itself was […]

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09/10/17

Sven’s Back… And Looking for helpers in 2018

Hi Everyone! Wow who’s still buzzing from the production of Skipper The Penguin Saves The World? I know I am. We had SO many amazing people helping to put the show together and probably none greater than Sven Svenson, the eccentric Swedish dance professional, who helped to choreograph all the dances. I was so excited […]

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07/10/17

Performing Arts Term 4

Term 4 boasts a very packed and exciting Performing Arts calendar both in the classroom and beyond! Junior School The Preps, 1s and 2s are going to ride their Skipper concert momentum all the way to the FIRST EVER SKPS end of year album – SKPS 2017 Summer Celebration Anthems (Title TBC). Each grade/house has […]

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06/10/17

SKPS Got Talent Auditions

We are straight back into a very full Term 4 calendar for Performing Arts and the SKPS Got Talent Auditions are the most immediate priority! Auditions will take place at lunchtime on Tuesday and Wednesday (Week 1 – 10th & 11th October). We will audition on the canteen steps for two reasons. 1. It will […]

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18/04/17

CALLOUT FOR UKULELE STARS (and BEGINNERS) OF THE FUTURE

Mr Rennie brings you all some MASSIVE news to start Term 2! SKPS have been invited to participate in the Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival on Saturday 20th May, 2017. http://www.drukefestival.org.au/ , or on facebook under DRUKE2017 The event is a national ukulele festival in its own right and has been running for four years. This […]

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09/03/17

A Spectacularly Well Earned Lunch Break!

Rehearsals for the State School Spectacular are underway and Ms Ogg and Mr Rennie could not be more proud of the effort and enthusiasm from our SKPS students! What a talented (sweaty) and lovely bunch of people they are! We learned some sweet moves to Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake; One Love by […]

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Date:

22/02/17

Junior Musical Concert Callout

That’s right folks.. The world wide environmental musical smash Skipper The Penguin Saves The World blows into town this September! For two days only (Mon Sept 18 and Tues Sept 19) the St Kilda Town Hall will light up with three performances of the off-broadway drama about a young penguin, Skipper, who lives in Antarctica […]

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21/02/17

Hello from Mr Rennie!

Welcome from Mr Rennie! It is with tremendous joy and enthusiasm that I extend a happy new school year to you all wearing my new performing arts hat! Ms Natasha Ogg has left some very big shoes to fill but please do not fear because you can still see her smiling face at the helm of […]

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08/12/16

Bunraku Brilliance

Yesterday was a wonderful celebration of all the hard work that the Year 4 and 3/4K students have put into the Bunraku unit of work. The students worked in teams to design and make their life size puppets in Visual Arts before rehearsing the traditional Japanese tales of Tanabata and Sannen Netaro during Performing Arts […]

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11/11/16

Masters of Puppetry

From Finger puppets to the Wayang Kulit, our Year 1 to 6 students have been exploring the various styles of puppetry. In this integrated Arts unit, students have been designing and making their puppets in Visual Arts. These are then going to be used to perform short plays that students have been creating in Performing Arts.  Students […]

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