Class 4/5 Play Term 3, 2019 “Love is in the Air” a Tragic Romance or a Romantic Tragedy

Inspired by and adapted by S’haila Bernard from the Play “Persephone” written by Diane Tatum, Linden McCall, William Ward, Rosemary Vallance, Edouard Shuré, Anthony Downs and Lynn Daniel.

The story of Persephone, the sweet daughter of earth goddess Demeter and lord of all zeus, who was enchanted by Hades and later became the Queen of the Underworld, is a deeply rich story of the eternal cycle of love, death and rebirth.
Demeter deeply loved her precious maiden daughter. Persephone was looking for her own to love. Hades, desperately romantic, fell in love with Persephone and with a narcissis flower charmed her away.
A distraught and heart broken Demeter wandered the earth in grief, searching searching. The earth began to dry up, harvests failed, famine spread until zeus finally intervened and sent Hermes to hades requesting Persephone’s release.
Persephone, not to be torn from her lover or her mother, recognises her place in the world and chooses both. from that day forward she spent half the year in the earthly realm; Spring and Summer and half the year in the underworld; autumn and winter
her story was represented in the Eleusinian Mysteries, the great private and secret celebrations of ancient Greece.

Class 6/7 Plays-Ferdinand The Bull and Pete The Sheep

Class 6/7 performed two small plays which they have adapted ( yes they have written them!) from the children’s books Ferdinand (the bull) and Pete the Sheep. These were written and performed particularly for the younger classes at the school.

Class 1/2 Play

All of class 1/2’s hard work paid off with a lovely play on Friday. Parents and families were taken on journey through the seasons where students spoke verses, sang songs, danced and performed a recorder piece.

Click the links below for some short videos of the play:

SUMMER SOIREE SUCCESS!

Kindlehill hosted it’s first ever Summer Soiree. It was a great success and a wonderful way for the community to celebrate the primary school children’s achievements from throughout the year.  The Summer Soiree was a joyous event that showcased the high standard of skills the children have developed in many fields over the past year. It was a wonderful way for the community to come together and acknowledge the hard work of the students and teachers.

Click the link below to view some videos from the Soiree:

Interschool Music Festival


On Thursday, Kindlehill hosted the Interschool Music Festival. Primary school students from Kindlehill, along with the Blue Mountains Grammar School, St Thomas Aquinas from Springwood, St Canices from Katoomba and Our Lady of the Nativity from Lawson, came together to create a memorable musical festival. Over 100 students and parents came to experience each school’s musical ensemble and the coming together of all schools to perform uplifting, combined choral and orchestra pieces. The festival was a great opportunity for the students to experience being a part of a large orchestra, seeing what children from other schools are learning, and meeting children from other schools. The festival was a resounding success and will the first of an annual event. Please click the link below to view a video of the rehearsal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BqFHGZNdjg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2_ykLlm2r8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dld6j_uCif0&t=19s

To see the article in the Blue Mountains Gazette click here: https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/5712012/primary-schools-unite-for-music-festival/?cs=1432

Class 5/6 Play Fog A Dox By Bruce Pascoe

 

The play is based on Bruce Pascoe’s book of the same name. It is both poignant and funny and there were some big acting challenges for students.

Click the links to view two short videos of the play.

https://youtu.be/dcggiVMOO2k

 

Class 3/4 proudly presents………Rubi Con and the River of No Return

Rubi Con, a typical nine year old student, is about to go on the life changing adventure of a childhood. With Sun and Dial guiding his/her way, Rubi journeys through different epochs to solve various riddles and puzzles s/he discovers the importance of noble friends, making good dreaming, choosing the right choices, eating apples and having a laugh! The lands and peoples s/he meets include the smiling Children of the Sun from Ancient Persia, Manu Moon Man and his animal filled ship, the higher grounds of the Nordic Gods, the Roamin Numerals in their prime, and of course his/her friends from school. Come and enjoy the song and dance, music and movement, jokes and puns while gazing upon the gloriousness that is Class ¾.

S’haila

A stunning final show for our 6 & 7 class! Costumes made in class with the help of the wonderful Rosie Pascoe.