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The Essington School Darwin 11 General Notices Music Notices We welcome the following students who have commenced in our Academy Of Youth Arts Northern Territory, instrumental and vocal program for 2014: Violin with Caroline McNair: Lewis Van Buchem, Zoe Thompson, Emily Horder and Samhitha Heraganahally Piano with Justina Fernandes: Olivia Barnes, Maximillian Lai, Rahee Brahme, Sohan Mahajani, Gabriella Tsougranis, James Thompson, Matthew Hogan, Afrodite Alexpoulos, Mitchell Bedford, Josiah Santos and Jaleana Santos We welcome the following instrumental and vocal music teachers: Singing: Peta Bartley, Jazmin Tomsen and Rebecca Reyna Piano: Imelda Indrawati, Kate Thompson, Claire Jie Teng, Andrew Arthur and Justina Fernandes Strings: David Carey and Caroline McNair Flute and recorder: Eliza Tobin Woodwind: Susi Bertei Guitar: Lindsay Masters, Brook George and Justin Quintner Drums: Justin Quintner Brass: David Ambrose A special welcome to Justina Fernandes who joins our instrumental and vocal teaching team this year. Justina will be teaching piano lessons to students on a Tuesday and Thursday. She has contacted old and new students to arrange a time that is suitable for your child and their classroom teacher. We look forward to having Justina as our piano teacher. Bow Buddies and Cellophants An important part of String Class is developing and constantly monitoring good technique in holding the violin, viola or cello bow. To aid this there is a new device that will assist the student and teacher, the patented Bow Buddies or Cellophants bow accessory. It instantly positions and supports all the fingers of the bow hold. All of our string teachers highly recommend this new device as an asset in developing the young string players technique. We are delighted to advise that the school will be selling the Bow Buddies and Cellophants at a very reasonable price of $35. The Year 3 students involved in the Sting Program have been given a note about the Bow Buddies and Cellophants. If you would like to purchase a Bow Buddy or Cellophant, please return the order form to the pink tray in the Music Centre indicating your choice of accessory and the amount will be invoiced to your account by our Accounts Department. If you have not received a note, please collect one from the Music Centre Office. On Friday the 14 th February we were entertained by Misa McDonald on alto saxophone at the Junior School Assembly and Jordan-Ravi Sabaratnam on electric guitar at the Middle School Assembly. Both students set a high standard of performance for the year. If you are keen to perform at Assembly, speak to your music teacher, David Ambrose or myself, and we will gladly assist you. Leanne Bakker Music Administration Coordinator Junior School Choir What a wonderful start to Junior Choir we have had this year. It is lovely to see so many new faces and to hear the wonderful sound that you all make together. If you are interested in joining the Junior School Choir and have not yet attended or have not brought back your form, please do so by the next rehearsal which is Friday at 10:40am (straight after recess) so that we may get straight into learning our music and singing together. I look forward to being surrounded by your beautiful voices in 2014. Jazmin Tomsen Vocal Music Teacher Dance Notices We are looking for parent volunteers to help our Friends of Essington Dance Committee (FOED) to assist us with fundraising, costume and prop sourcing and productions. The Friends of Essington Dance meeting will be held on Wednesday 5 th March from 5.00pm to 6.00pm at the Charles Darwin University Theatre. Our Stage 2 Dance production in September is a significant event that requires much parental assistance. If you are interested in being involved, please attend our first meeting and email foed@essington.nt.edu.au Dance Fitness Club for BOYS Connor Gibson who completed Stage 2 Dance last year is working with the boys during our dance fitness classes. Boys in Years 4 and 5 are welcome to attend from 3.45pm - 4.30pm to learn dance with Connor. Please register with Dance Fitness Club at the office. Middle School Dance Elective Students are reminded to keep a neat and up to date dance portfolio with their task sheets and dance theory activities. Whilst most tasks are completed during class time, students are encouraged to complete any written reflection activities at home. Students should also revise their technique exercises and composition tasks to remember the choreography. Year 9, 10 and Stage 1 Students Year 9, 10 and Stage 1 Dance students are invited to assist in teaching the Dance Fitness Club on Wednesdays 3.00pm - 4.30pm. Students can claim these hours for their Duke of Edinburghs award. Students will assist with teaching correct technique, supervising the children and choreographing the routine. Lisa Svara Dance Teacher Sports Notices Sport Captains There has been an overwhelming request for these positions, which is great to see. We are still finalising these positions as we have accepted more nominations early this week. Please stay tuned, positions will be announced shortly. mailto:foed@essington.nt.edu.au