It has been a week of concerts and break ups. Of great music, acting, playing and being a wee bit scared of Santa.
School and kinder has finished and we can now prepare for Christ’s birthday in a more relaxed manner. More time for making gingerbread and chocolate treats, reading advent, telling stories and singing. Oh….and buying, making and wrapping a few presents.
Here are a few pics of the week as it has been in our house.
Jakob playing the grand piano in the Big Band.
Lily waiting to leave for the concert.
Isabella spying Mum and Dad in the audience!
Maddy is on the left as a cute bumble bee. Her Middle School Department presented a piece on the environment.
This is Isabella dancing to “Sweet Escape” in a Countdown themed presentation. She was a star!
And this is Jakob(right) and his close friends as the “Three Tonners” aka the Three Tenors.
The mega productions of school concerts have been lost on me until this year. I had seen them as a distraction from real “learning”. But the effort and organisation in getting 300 plus children to perform together and use all of their creative talents draws on their music, drama, dance, public speaking and team work skills. It has been exhausting but exciting seeing them perform and being acknowledged with various awards for the year’s work.
It is late and we have all returned from the annual school concert. After weeks of rehearsals it was a real buzz to see the kids performing. Jakob as ringmaster, Madeleiene as Cinderella and Isabella as a fish from Little Mermaid. It was all so colourful and ablaze with energy, music and fun. And at the end of the night Jake and Maddy received school “Semper Sursum” awards. Well done all three of you!