On the 12th of June the school choir was involved in the Sing Festival at the Octagon Theatre at the University of Western Australia. Rayden Mac Donald introduced our Atwell Choir with great aplomb. We sang two contrasting songs Pass it Along! By Linda Steen Spevacek and I am the Earth by Glyn Lehmann.
The choir was adjudicated by Mary-Anne Goyder and we were given some very positive comments. There were a number of other schools that performed and this enabled our students to see and hear a variety of choral styles.
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Due to copyright restrictions we were not allowed to video or photograph any of the performance, however I just managed to capture our gorgeous kids while sitting in the seats.
Students in all year levels have been producing a variety of ANZAC day themed artworks in preparation for the whole school ANZAC ceremony on Friday 13th of April. Take a look at some of the wonderful work they have created on display.
The students in Years 4-6 have been exploring the medium of watercolour paint. Check out their beautiful watercolour samples!
The Year 1 students participated in an outdoor observational drawing activity where they sketched the school playground. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and used all of their senses to create their masterpieces.
This term, the art monitors have been organising regular in-school art competitions. Last week, the Year 2 classes had the task of creating a self portrait of what they wanted to be when they grew up. Congratulations to Ashlee and Minu for taking out first and second prize.
On Friday the 23rd of March the Year 6 students (along with some Year 5’s) participated in the Summer Lightning Carnival. Our students competed in basketball, cricket, teeball and volleyball against Aubin Grove Primary, Jandakot Primary and Harmony Primary. Our students played with respect, dedication and a fantastic team spirit that allowed us to win both divisions undefeated in basketball and teeball. Overall, we placed second behind Harmony, but our students stood out with their behaviour and ability. We want to thank the students for their wonderful attendance at training sessions as this assisted their performance on the day. A special mention and thank you to our parent helpers who helped manage our teams at the carnival.
Bryden Smith and Joe McCarthy
Physical Education Specialists
On Tuesday the 20th of March, fifty five, year 4, 5 and 6 students from our school choir performed at Government House at the Commonwealth Youth Harmony Day. The students sang two songs and delighted the Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC with their talent. There were three other extraordinary items on the program, Penrhos String Orchestra, Hampton Senior High School Gifted and Talented Dance students and Scotch College Pipe Band, who will be playing at the 2018 Edinburgh Tattoo.
Atwell Primary School Choir students made us all proud. They were focused, well behaved and coped so professionally with the venue and the situation. A great credit to all the hard work Mrs Cook has achieved with the choir over the years and a joy for me to work with.
Congratulations Atwell Choir, this is just the beginning of the year. Lots more “shimmy’s” to come!
Grateful thanks to all staff for their support.
Our Art Monitors for 2018 are: Kunyi Chen, Ella Wharton, Jemma Ogle, Makayla White, Hayden Eckermann, Taj Rowe, Jeska Santiago, Alyssa Gapoy, Tahlia Pope, Imogen Lee, Madison Green (absent) and Amber Smit (absent).