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Trinity News : November 2011
What an enjoyable experience the Year 2 boys from the Junior and Prep Schools had this term at Camp Somerset on the Colo River! Although the weather was overcast, it was actually perfect for bushwalking and the other activities the boys participated in. Mr Niulala and I were amazed by the way in which ALL of the boys took part in the experiences for the day and we were proud to watch the way in which the boys interacted with each other and their instructors. It seemed that the damper making and marshmallow cooking on the open fire were a big hit, and the boys showed great confidence during their bushwalk to the cave where we did some Aboriginal painting. Carmen Gaspersic | Director of Early Childhood, Junior School clockwise from right: Making damper (JS) | 2H boys (Prep): Adam Stavros, Adam Chan and Richard La proudly showing their bark paintings in the cave | Hiking (JS) | Jonathan Fouad, Jack Brown and Karim Atab (JS) 30 TRINITY NEWS The Year 5 Summer Hill Light Spectacular lived up to its name! In groups we did various activities exploring photograms, spectrums, science experiments, photography and the en-lightening light show. These activities helped us understand our Central Idea, that light sustains and enhances life. Without the use of cameras, we created photos known as photograms. This was done by placing objects on top of photo paper and exposing them to light in the Dark Room. Year 12 students helped us with hands-on experiments in a Science lab. We explored the spectrum of light, combining three light colours to create a single white coloured light, solar heating and the way different colours absorb light. We took photos of light passing through the stained glass windows in the Chapel. Our cameras got a Flashing in the Light Show in the Experimental Drama Theatre. The performers had special clothing which glowed when put under Ultra Violet light. As they waved around the room there were streams of light in all directions. The hardest part for us was where to look as the entire room was an activity of coloured lights. It was a fantastic way for the Prep and Junior School Year 5 classes to explore our UOI, Let There Be Light! | by Alexander Maloof (5M) Prep PREP & JUNIOR SCHOOL LIGHT SPECTACULAR MUSIC FOR THE PRIMARY ARTS FESTIVAL What a delight to see the collaborative efforts of the Junior and Preparatory Schools come to fruition at the Primary Arts Festival! The enthusiasm of our boys, coupled with the professionalism of the Junior and Preparatory staff at the individual and combined rehearsals, ensured that the afternoon of Friday 12th August was a musically rewarding experience for all. Summer Hill’s James Wilson Hogg Assembly Hall was a spectacular vision with the Combined Choir of 145 boys on stage for All Good Gifts from ‘Godspell’; There Was An Old Woman from Kabalevsky’s ‘Seven Nursery Songs’; and Let There Be Peace on Earth (Miller and Miller). The quality of singing in unison, two and three part harmonies, along with the rousing descant, composed by James Southwood OAM, in the finale item, was simply breathtaking. Taking notice of boys’ voices to cultivate their sound and channel it into a high quality performance takes a huge expenditure of effort, not to mention a great willingness to nourish the young with an overpowering love of music. For this, I am most grateful to Mrs Sheryl Southwood and Mrs Nicole Smeulders (Term 2) for their professionalism, ensuring the collaborative process with the Junior School was seamless. The Combined Band gave tight, dynamic performances of On Broadway and Count Rockula. This band of 50 certainly had a lot of fun under the skilful direction of Mr Andrew Del Riccio and Mr Christopher Aschman. Fifty-four boys in the Combined String Orchestra displayed refinement, versatility and real regard for the musical genre. Many thanks to Ms Kate Morgan, Mrs Sheryl Southwood and Miss Lorraine Chan (Term 2) for their expertise in ensuring the boys’ performances of Purcell’s Rondeau from ‘Abdelazar’ and La Bamba (arr. Stocks) displayed ensemble etiquette, versatility and beauty. Most importantly, thank you to our Junior and Preparatory School musicians for their creativity, dedication and enthusiasm in working together as a team to create something truly memorable. Mr Peter Fox | Head of Junior School Music