Congratulations to our amazing Wakakirri team of students, teachers, and parents. Your skills in dance, drama, public speaking, art, hair, make-up, stage-handing and so much more were essential in getting us there. This year, we earned awards for participation, public speaking, the spirit of Wakakirri, and the social media competition for our week – what a buzz!
Extended cut: includes video of our performance and speakers:
Highlights: photos only
Takayuki Yamamoto’s Art Exhibition, using inspirations by our students based on the concept of the Fortune Teller had it’s debut at The Tin Sheds Gallery.
5 out of our 10 participating students went to the Gallery in person to tell people’s fortune. The remaining 5 along with those present on the evening were filmed and the film ran all through the evening.
Crowds gathered and were excited by the child fortune tellers.
It was the best . . .
Sometimes it is fun to read a book and then act out what the characters are doing. It helps us to understand how the characters feel and what makes them act the way they do.
Here we are role playing being a bully and then practising standing up to a bully.
A Growing Garden Dance by Stage 2 Rin from their Assembly with lots of parents there to enjoy the show!
A visit form the Navy Brass Band. We all enjoyed their show.
Stage 3 Hogwarts had their first Assembly for the year. They told us a bit about their name “Hogwarts” which is the School for Magic in the Harry Potter books. They are thoroughly enjoying reading the 2nd Harry Potter book.
Can anyone tell me the name?
Then 3 Hogwarts showed how they can co-operate to make the Machine work.
This term, my dad has been visiting our class on Friday mornings to play drama games with us. He is a professional theatresports comedian. We play games which help us improvise like miming presents, clap and smile, and word by word stories. We learn how to use every silly idea in drama to make a story, and ee learnt how to use our bodies to make things like a racing car in groups without even talking!
Drama helps you with your thinking, your ideas, and your writing. It is lots of fun!
Written by Lily Knowles
Here are some pictures of us having fun with my dad!
Stage 3 start to learn about animating: we formed small groups and played around with the animation program.
There are many features on the animation program such as adding music- here is a photo movie of us exploring the options!
In grandma’s day schools were . . . different? from BSPS on Vimeo.
This year Ms Ella Pleasance called for interested Stage 2 students to join her in forming a School Film Club.
This Club has had the opportunity to learn much about making films. They have had a visit from a Fox Sports News Team and they will be going to the Fox Sports Studio later in the term.
Armed with film production skills they developed under Ms Pleasance’s guidance they produced a short film for the Great School Show Off Competition.
They didn’t win the Competition but we think their film is a winner and our community have shared and enjoyed it at our Education Week Assembly.