by Mercedes Dunn and Jessica Vala, Yr 12
Last week, art students from Years 10, 11 and 12 visited the Art Gallery of New South Wales to gain inspiration and critique the Bodies of Work completed by the art students of 2018. This year we were all very keen and curious, especially the Year 12s, on what lay ahead of us considering the fact that the Year 12s are currently working on their own Bodies of Work. There were collections of artworks from traditional oil paintings to edited photographs all with intriguing concepts. Many artworks were thought-provoking, bright and colourful, or even just plain odd! There was one 3D composition of common technological appliances with body parts incorporated into it, like the use of fingers as typewriter keys!
After lunch we were able to explore the rest of the gallery looking at works from the great Margaret Preston and her self portrait, as well as Von Guerard with his huge scale landscapes and more famous Australian works. By exploring the Gallery, we gained further knowledge on artworks and various creative materials used by artists, again contributing to a very inspiring day for each individual student.
A huge thank you goes to the teachers , Mrs Kroeger, Mrs John and Mrs Engesser who accompanied us and made this amazing day possible. These remarkable artworks broadened our imaginations and provided further inspiration for our own works as well as delivering an enjoyable day out for all students and the teachers. We’re all very enthusiastic about completing our own works now, as it rekindled the passion we all have for the splendid subject of Visual Arts.
MASH (Mums at School Helping) is an initiative for the Mums of our school to get involved and meet other Mums outside of your child's grade whilst assisting the school in many and varied ways. These Mums are a vital, often unseen, part of our school community!
Here are some of our MASH Mums at work in the library covering books. A group of Mums assisting in the library to cover new books so that they can be borrowed by students!
If you would like to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Harmony Week (17th-23rd March 2019) is a week to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, based on the successful integration of migrants into our community. It is an opportunity for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and to share what we have in common.
Students in Years 2-6 were given the opportunity to celebrate Harmony Week by creating their own Harmony Day Posters and entering them into a competition at school.
At the Friday Assembly, 6 Rust gave a very special Harmony Day Presentation to the Primary school. The girls dressed in traditional costumes and spoke about some of the different cultural groups living in Australia and performed the Harmony Song.
Afterwards, the winners of the poster competition received certificates. Gold certificate winners have been entered into a State competition - these results will be announced later in the year.
Thank you to all the teachers, especially Mrs Falvey for organizing a wonderful week of celebrations!
Last week, we had the privilege of welcoming the Deputy Principal, Ms. Lee Mei Ngan of Tak Sun School, a brother school of Tangara's in Hong Kong. Ms Lee came with teachers, Cinnia Lai (Head of Languages) and Janice Chan (Assistant Curriculum Development Officer), and Vina Go from the East Asian Educational Association. They visited Tangara and Redfield College to learn the Christian identity of our schools. They enjoyed attending Motto Cafe, Open Day and chatting with our teachers.
In Year 11 Biology, the students have been learning about cells and their components with Miss Sammut. After learning about the structure and function of the cell membrane, students developed models. The lesson was a great way for students to work as part of a team and demonstrate their understanding of the content. Thank you to Miss Sammut for an engaging lesson!
This week, Year 5 and 6 participated in the Maths Inquisitive Minds Incursion. The girls experienced quality, fun hands-on Maths problem solving activities, whilst working in groups, to challenge themselves. The girls even participated in some Mathematical in-house competitions. All the girls felt that these activities were fun whilst it helped build their passion for mathematical reasoning, analytical thinking, collaboration and problem solving skills.
Year 8 Technology students have been designing a fusion restaurant. They learnt how to make steamed dumplings and have been learning about food photography.