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The Essington School Darwin 12 General Notices Music Notices It is certainly exciting as we watch our Strings programme grow and develop through the school. Students are not only involved in the strings program during their music lesson but also participate in String Ensembles after school. Some interesting facts about our Strings programme: 185 students are currently participating in the Strings Programme. Of this total: 129 strings programme students are learning to play violin. 39 Strings programme students are learning to play cello. 17 strings programme students are learning to play viola. What a fantastic performance by our Senior String Ensemble at both of our Assemblies on Friday 28 th February. The students played a Turkish march and an Irish song. Thank you to Kirsty McCallum, string teacher, for teaching and preparing the students for their performance. Important Dates To Diarise Our Junior School Choir are delighted to be invited to sing at the Harmony Day Citizenship Ceremony at the Darwin Entertainment Centre on Friday 21 st March. Her Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Darwin, Katrina Fong Lim, has highly praised the Essington Choirs and talented musicians that we have at our school. She has requested our Choir perform at this special event. The Premier Choir has been invited to sing at the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards on the evening of Saturday 5 th April. This event will be held at the Beachside Pavilion at SKYCITY Darwin. This is a prestigious event and will be a great opportunity for the choir to perform the songs they have learnt during their choir practices this term. Leanne Bakker Music Administration Coordinator Community Music Event For International Womans Day The Arafura Ensemble is hosting a FREE hour of music and conversation at Casuarina Library from 10:30am on Saturday 8 th March. Families and children are welcome! The first instalment of our 2014 exploration of the role of Women in Chamber Music Music Created, Composed and Inspired by Women, this performance on International Women's Day is a celebration of Australian Women Composers, featuring works by Cathy Applegate, Rae Howell, Elena Kats-Chernin, Nora Lewis and more, for small string, wind and voice ensembles. Performances by Cathy Applegate, Kathy Banks, Susi Bertei, Natalie Chin, Lois Fong, Mary Frost, Rebecca Harris, Nora Lewis, Netanela Mizrahi and Bronwyn Myers, all made possible with generous support from the Office of Women's Advancement and Casuarina Library. Susi Bertei Woodwind Teacher After School CLUBS 2014 French for Beginners Club Due to popular demand we will be commencing a French for Beginners/ Intermediate Speakers Club on Thursday afternoons from 3.00pm - 4:30pm. This club will commence on Thursday 13th March (Week 7) and will run until Week 9, Term 1. It will then recommence in Term 2. If you are interested in attending, please see/ email Sharon Esler in the Education Administration Centre for an enrolment form. Sharon Esler After School CLUBS Coordinator Anime After School CLUB Anime Review Ponyo (G) Review by Kodi Fiege Awarded ***** (5 stars) A fish (goldfish) meets a young boy named Sosuke and Sosuke names her Ponyo. Ponyo and Sosuke go on a magical adventure. Ponyo takes a liking to ham and soup. Their town floods and there are many other adventures. What I like about the film was the incredible animation and how it was less manga and more cartoon. I learnt many Japanese phrases from this film, however there wasnt a lot of Japanese culture reflected in it. I give Ponyo 5 stars and recommend you watch it. Linda White Japanese Teacher Dance Notices Dance Captains Congratulations to our Dance Captains: Middle School Captains Erika Morris and Ciara Marah Middle School Vice Captains - Beatrice Carter and Jane Humphreys Junior School Captains Lilly Cowan and Arabella Ross Thank You Thank you to the parents who attended our Friends of Essington Dance (FOED) meeting this week. We have many events to plan for including our Dance Fitness and Middle School end of semester Dance Concert, Stage 2 Dance Production in September, two Singapore trips for Senior College dance students and various other community performances. If you were unable to attend the meeting but are still interested in being involved please email foed@essington.nt.edu.au or speak directly to Joanna Noonan or Lisa Svara. Middle School Dance Elective Middle School Dance elective students are reminded to bring their dance portfolio to dance class each week. Mirror Mirror White Ribbon Charity Ball Some of our Essington Senior dance students are performing at the Mirror Mirror White Ribbon Charity Ball on Saturday 22th March at the Beachfront Pavilion, Casino. Tickets for this event are available from I AM Hair and Spa Lounge 08-89324474; info@iamhairandspa.com. It promises to be a very entertaining evening. Lisa Svara Dance Teacher Sports Notices 10 - 13 Year Darwin Region Tennis Trials Ages: 10 - 13 (Year Born 2001-2004) Date: 10 th , 11 th and 12 th March Time: 3.30pm - 5:00pm mailto:foed@essington.nt.edu.au mailto:info@iamhairandspa.com